A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Joe Pye Weed
I bought this plant last year and it only reached about 4 feet tall. This year, however, it's about 9 feet tall and is a beautiful, architectural piece in the middle of the garden planting bed. It broke dormancy quite late in the spring, but once it got going there was no stopping it - it is HUGE! The bees love the blooms, and if I recall correctly, they seem to last a long time. I also have another Chocolate Eupatorium, which has lovely white blossoms, but blooms later than this one.
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.