My cohort on the Landscaping site, David Beaulieu, was posting about goldenrod the other day and I happened to notice it was already blooming along the roadside. I tend to think it blooms later in the season, probably because my 'Fireworks' cultivar doesn't fire up until almost frost.
The species goldenrod is a stunning plant - in the wild. It travels too fast and far for a place in my garden border. Although a lot of wild and weedy plants, like the Joe Pye and Queen Anne's Lace sharing the photo here, have been corralled down to manageable size and behavior, I still love seeing them untamed. (We won't mention the purple loosestrife.)
A few years ago I asked what your favorite weed flower was. Mine was blue chicory. Others mentioned lupines, wild orchids, penstemon and hollyhocks. Wouldn't you love to have those weeds in your garden? Well, I'm asking again.
What's Your Favorite Wildflower or Weed?
Photo: © Marie Iannotti