This week’s bouquet is a very large one, made from Heliopsis and Golden Rod, what many consider a common weed. I was pruning the privot hedge at the time, so I threw in a few of the cuttings to add a third texture.
I dug up the heliopsis from a corn field across the street from my parent’s home many years ago. It was invading the field and I knew they wouldn’t miss a few stalks, and it has been invading my yard ever since. The plants are about 6 feet tall and to keep it under control, I will pull it all out once it has finished blooming. I know that sounds drastic, but it will come back.
The golden rod is also tall, equally as invasive, and a nuisance to people with fall allergies. Despite all of that, it is really quite a beautiful flower. I wonder who decides when something is a weed, but I have noticed that it is being sold in local nurseries these days.
Together, they make a stunning couple, perfectly complimenting each other, and closing out summer with a last burst of sunshine.
Wishing you a sunny Monday and week ahead.
Linking with Rambling in the Garden for “In a Vase on Monday”