Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Joe Pye Time in the Pond Garden


Joe Pye weed is blooming in the woods in PA.  Spotted this stand while hiking in Hills Creek State Park.
At home my Joe Pye weed is a bit taller.


It hangs over the pond which is buried in greenery.


Black eye-susans are also in bloom.


Here's a younger stand of Joe Pye weed, seeded from the parent plant.


Miscanthus grass and foxtail are sizable at this point in the summer.


Here's my study window and the photo following the wild scene I view.



A great change from this earlier this spring.



4 comments:

2 Tramps said...

Everything looks so inviting - just want to pull up and chair and take it all in! We need to get a Joe Pye here - they are supposed to grow well in our area.

Margaret Adamson said...

Gosh it is unrecognisable from that spring photo. I do not know that weed you have such a lot of but it dos look pretty.

Tom said...

Joe Pye Weed has to be one of my favorite. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Dawn Y. said...

So lovely, Marcia! I'll have to be on the look out for Joe Pye weed. What a lovely view from your study! It's really wonderful to see how your pond has changed since springtime. There must be so many creatures that find shelter in and around your pond. I think I could sit nearby and watch the pond for hours! Wishing you a nice weekend! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

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