Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Flavia or yellowtop (or goldenrod) blooms anew

I visited Marie Selby this last week (I'm in love with a strangler fig, i. e. Moreton Bay ficus -- who cares if it strangles its host? Vampires are in this year.) and during our garden tours, I kept noticing nice little straggles of goldenrod out of the corner of my eye. Goldenrod! Why was Marie Selby's blooming and mine wasn't?

So I came home and it was in bloom! It's very ethereal and light hearted, and I like the height of it, between two and three feet tall, but not so bossy and dense as that beach sunflower. It's such a joyful event when a plant blooms again.