Thursday, August 20, 2009

Growing Joe Pye Weed

I am constantly getting asked by people walking by my home what these tall plants are growing in my garden. When I tell them Joe Pye Weed, they almost always say they have never heard of them. Growing up to 9 feet tall, mine ("Gateway") are currently around 6-7 feet high, and only two years old at this point. They like moist areas so I have them growing in an area that receives alot of runoff from my yard. I am growing really tall perennials in the middle of my bed to act as a naturally fence.

In the perennial garden on the other side of my house, I decided to try out the dwarf variety, "Little Joe", as they only get about 4 feet high, but mine are a little taller than that. He gets a little more shade here, but he seems to be doing just fine.

1 comment:

Green Thumbelina said...

I love this idea of Growing tall flowers as a natural fence!