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Thank you Audrey.

Thank you Audrey.

Volunteers, don’t you just love them, and no we’re not talking about the human kind, we mean volunteers of the plant variety.  The ones that just seem to pop out of nowhere. Many annuals reseed of course but every now and then something will blow into the garden on the magical wings chance.


Take for example this lovely cluster of Golden Rod, they did appear out of nowhere one year and due mostly to very neglectful gardening practices, went unnoticed till a spectacular yellow bloom caught the eye later in the season.  Now they’re a permanent fixture.  This brings us to our topic of the day, don’t be too hasty when ripping out unknown plants.  Give them some time to mature before you decide whether to keep them or not.  You may be saving a tiny bit of magic when they grow up.

Golden Rod

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