13 November 2016

joe pye flowers

My joe pye weed 'chocolate' bloomed in september. I'm not really fond of fluffy white flowers but appreciate that these attracted lots of insects. Bees in particular:
and skipper butterflies.
But the plant fell over- this is looking down at it.
I found it gets too much sun in this spot. When the blooms faded, I dug it up and moved to the other side of the house, under a tree where it will have more shade.  I don't know if that will help it avoid collapsing next year, but at least it won't suffer from sun- I had to water it frequently this summer as it wilted in the heat a lot.

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