Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I'm guessing Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris).
Plants with bright yellow flowers and shiny green leaves with several smaller lobes and one large terminal lobe. At maturity the flowers of several mustard species, including Wild Mustard (Brassica kaber) and Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), resemble those of yellow rocket. However, wild radish has leaves that are covered with stiff hairs unlike either wild mustard or yellow rocket. Additionally, the large terminal lobe in the leaves of yellow rocket helps to distinguish this weed from wild mustard.
Posted by Pam J. at 4/11/2012 10:56:00 AM
Friday, April 6, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I think the common mullein (Verbascum thapsus) looks good even in the winter. And look at those daffodils popping up early.
I found this nuts and bolts link that suggests that this plant is to be killed. But I've grown to like it.
Posted by Pam J. at 1/21/2012 10:44:00 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Posted by Pam J. at 7/15/2011 11:45:00 PM
I gave these things a fighting chance. But it's now early August, they've gotten very tall and droopy and they still show no sign of producing a flower. I think I'll yank them.
Update 10/22/13: I didn't yank them and finally, in October, they bloomed. Goldenrod, I think, and next year I may not let them live. Lot of tall, lanky green for a very small payoff late in the season.
Posted by Pam J. at 7/15/2011 11:34:00 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Here's Theora's comment, posted and then lost because Blogger got sick yesterday and ate a lot of comments.
"Is it spiky? Maybe a baby japanese/european barberry."
She's right! It's almost certainly something called Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea. I have a couple of those shrubs in the front yard -- planted by The Husband a long time ago, as in possibly 20 yrs ago. They are pretty but I now know they are invasive. Although I wouldn't say they are highly invasive since this is the first time in 20 years that a volunteer plant has appeared.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I have seen my bees checking out the bittercress flowers so I'm tempted to leave them be, but they are everywhere and so easy to pull out in this season of a very wet garden.
Posted by Pam J. at 3/23/2011 11:21:00 PM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Nancy offered the opinion that these are swamp sunflowers (Helianthus angustifolius). So until more information comes in that's what they are. Thanks Nancy.
Posted by Pam J. at 9/23/2010 06:56:00 PM