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Joe-pye

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By Diohio


Joe-pye (Eupatorium maculatum)

I like things kinda 'wild and woolly' in my yard and I think the wildlife likes it better that way too. This is part of the front yard. The tall Joe-pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum) attracts many butterfly species. Some of the ones shown were over 13' tall ! They all came up on their own.



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I have some of this pye weed next to my house. It sure does attract butterflies. Mine only gets to about 7 feet tall. I also have the shorted chocolate pye weed.

28 Mar, 2008

 

Isn't it wonderful what nature does on her own?! I have a garden bed that I leave alone...I have pics of a lovely mix of QA-Lace, echinacea, raspberry, rudbeckia, etc. and it came on the wind or from birds.
Bless you and may you live long and prosper... wish more people had their eyes open. nature doesn't need us... we just stand by for emergencies...and even some things we see as emergencies should be ignored because lady nature has other plans... Cheers!

3 Apr, 2008

 

Thank you so much Lori ! You're right. A lot of the things that we see as emergencies are because we messed with something that we shouldn't have in the first place. So yes, on those occasions we need to help.

3 Apr, 2008



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