IRONWEED IN AUTUMN
I just got my National Wildlife email Newsletter. It's always fun reading.
This time there was an article on autumn blooming flowers. They are critical for butterflies and birds, as well as little, tiny animals like mice. I thought this article was worth mentioning here. Among other things it talks about Ironweed which is a pretty, purple, blooming plant that is putting on a show in our fields and meadows at this time of year. Maybe it would be worth getting them into your garden next year so you'll have them ready for those little creatures that are looking for sustenance in the fall.
Here is a picture and description of the Ironweed plant which, by the way, is a member of the Aster family. Enjoy!