Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wordless Thursday: This Is Not a Weed


7 comments :

linniew said...

Well I would think "weed" is a very subjective term in many cases. But most any plant against that lovely water could hardly look weedy. Especially not one with that autumn color.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

I love solidago and so do my buckeye butterflies! Such great autumn color too!

Sheila said...

Linnie, I may have cheated by photographing the goldenrod against such a beautiful blue background. A situation of right plant, right place. It does reseed itself prolifically, but who's to complain of masses of golden yellow?

Karin, solidago is a favorite of mine, too. Unfortunately, my garden at home doesn't get quite enough sun for it to grow there.

Donna said...

This time of year my meadow is a sea of goldenrod. I also have different varieties in the garden...an outstanding performer for fall...I especially love when the flowers fade to a yellowy brown...

PlantPostings said...

Yeah, I know. Somehow Goldenrod got a bad reputation. And people say it's an allergen, I've read that Goldenrod pollen is actually too heavy to carry on the wind. It's a great cut flower for autumn bouquets, too. Love it!

Sheila said...

Donna, Oh, to have a meadow!

Beth, I read that goldenrod got a reputation as an allergen because it blooms at the same time as ragweed, the real culprit. I never tried it in a bouquet - excellent idea.

Stacy said...

Funny--on the one hand I can't possibly think of goldenrod as a weed, because it's such a gorgeous "hurrah" at this time of year. On the other hand, when I see it for sale in nurseries, I roll my eyes: who needs to *buy* goldenrod? For some reason it seems like it's meant to be an "in the wild" flower.

What a beautiful reminder of your stay in Maine!