Friday, October 3, 2014

fall flowers

I ought to cut these down, since I'm allergic to goldenrod, but they're just too pretty to kill.

Since goldenrod pollen (unlike ragweed) is very heavy, it doesn't really bother me out in the yard; the problem is when I drive with my windows open along roads where it's blooming all over the ditches. I should drive with my windows closed and use the air conditioner, and avoid itching eyes and stuffy nose for a day after, but somehow I don't.

Other wild plants I cherish in my yard:

I let most of the poke weed grow. The birds love it, and are working hard to spread it around.

Almost finished, there.


  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing all the pretty without also sharing the maintenance. I love beautiful gardens, just not the gardening part!

    1. You got the part about "let them grow", right? I haven't done very much weeding. Volunteers.