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Fireweed at my house


Fireweed at my house

I let the fireweed grow and pull it out once seed forms. It needs no encouragement, it'll be back next year for sure. I've notice the bees also really love this.



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I wondered what fireweed was. We call it Rose bay willow herb - more of a mouthfull. lol

5 Jul, 2009

 

Some years before I never liked this weed, but inbetwqeen I love it, even in winter, when the wool comes out and they look very weired...

21 Jul, 2009

 

That is a mouthful Hywel....lol. It is really what draws the bees most. It gets about 5ft tall around here. I pull it out just as the seed starts to come so it wont spread around. It will start seed in a week or two, prompting a frost in 5 weeks. :-( That is part of why I pull it too, so I don't have a reminder things are coming to a close. It turns scarlet in fall foliage, but I don't like the 'wool' about. :-)

Its a wonderful plant Nelke. Spring shoots are edible and very tender.

22 Jul, 2009



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