Nothing fancy today either after another very busy week, but one of my favorite wildflowers is in bloom right now and I just had to pick some to brighten the house! Fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium) blooms abundantly here in Maine. I love to see it, yet in a way its blooming is bittersweet to me, since once it is past its peak I start to realize that summer is already waning! It is called Fireweed because of its tendency to grow in areas that have been burned, but I think its other name, Rosebay Willowherb, is much prettier!
The plants are over 6 feet tall, which gives a nice size comparison with our huge jungle of Japanese Knotweed!
The flowers would be pretty enough for the garden in my opinion!
And now it's time to for me to go water the garden! I hope you all have a nice week. Don't forget to visit Rambling in the Garden today to see what others have picked from their gardens or fields today!
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.