Entering Winter - 2014-2015

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gooseneck Loosestrife Breaks Loose!

Actually, this plant could prove to be a thug,
if it had room to spread wherever it wanted...

Here's a post on the plant when it's blooming: Gooseneck Loosestrife

I can't say I've ever seen this plant look more beautiful than it's looking this Fall!

It must have something to do with the couple of weeks of COLD, wet weather we experienced earlier!

Have a great day!

15 comments:

bobbie said...

It is one of the prettiest plants of autumn.

Gail said...

It's really a lovely fall color~gail

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

I came over to read your garden post, but I've been totally distracted by all of your wonderful skills -- knit, crochet, quilt, paint! WOW! You are so talented!

Cameron

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is a thug. It runs rampant under our apple tree where nothing else will grow. It is pretty though.

Darla said...

Beautiful fall color!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That's great color. If I weren't so afraid of it, I'd have to have it.

Rosemary said...

Love gooseneck loosestrife , it could be a thug but darn it is lovely in bloom and in the fall.........

Commonweeder said...

I avoid gooseneck loosestrife, but it is pretty. Nice fall color. Still, I don't even use burning bush in flower/foliage arrangements because I don't want to encourage the use of this other invasive plant.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

That is beautiful! I love all the different colors in it. It maybe a bit of problem but the fall color it provides is gorgeous. -Jackie

Grace Peterson said...

Well, if a plant is going to be a thug, it might as well be a pretty thug! Move over maples!! :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It is a pretty color, I didn't realize it changed so much in the fall. I actually killed loosestrife in my yard and not on purpose. I'd read it could be invasive, but not for me.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Bobbie, I'm absolutely loving it. I'm so glad you stopped in!

Gail, How are you? We had another beautiful, sunny day today! :-)

Thank you, Cameron. It could be "Jack of all trades but master of none..." I have many interests and many interesting friends! :-)

Lisa, Can you tell I have it in a spot in which it has difficulty spreading??? A rocky bed with competition. ;-)

Thank you, Darla.

MMD, I believe it could be contained very well (mine is)... perhaps a sunken pot?

Rosemary, I agree! :-)

Commonweeder, I understand. However, there are varieties of burning bush that don't produce seeds... Give the loosestrife boundaries. It helps a LOT. :-)

Hi Jackie! I'm loving this bright contrast, too!

Hi Grace, That's what I say! ;-) And look at the variety of color... ha. :-) Thanks for the chuckle!

Catherine, Mine is in such a spot that it can't spread much. It has taken this plant 6 years to get this "colony." So, I'm not worried. Thanks for your visit. :-)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

It is a thug--I pull it out by the handful each spring. I do love the fall color, though... in fact I have a photo of my own for a post I'm working on for Monday. (No, really!)

Sue said...

I had some of that in a bed at our church. It was in a place where it was OK for it to spread, and I loved the blooms, but was too chicken to bring some home to plant. When we added onto the church, the area where the loosestrife was became part of the addition.

Shady Gardener said...

Monica, We sometimes operate on the same wave length, I think! I'll look forward to your post! :-) (BTW, I've planted my Bergenia roots and will look forward to Spring!)

Hi Sue, So your Church lost the loosestrife? Well... if you ever decide you want more, just let me know! :-)