MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another mystery plant

When we moved here nine years ago we let it be known amongst our friends that in lieu of a housewarming present (if they happened to be so inclinded) we would love it if they thought kindly of us when they were gardening and splitting off some of their perennials. The gardens here were non-existent other than for some grossly overgrown shrubs that needed to be removed. This is one that arrived on our doorstep and we have no clue as to what it might be. Each flower stem has several flowers on it, more or less all in a clump. If you enlarge the picture I think you can also see a bee having his lunch.

Sorry there's no pictures of 'work' today, because Mrs. S. Claus has begun to create and not everything can be shown here until after Christmas!

5 comments:

Jackie said...

Is it St Johns wort? A problem here .Somthing to domwith horses and sunshine. Can't remember.

arlee said...

Nope, not St John's Wort-- SJW has a hairier inside :}

Not sure what it *is* though---there's something similar growing wild here---i'm thinking it might be related to solidago (goldenrod in the east :})

arlee said...

Rudbeckia!!!!!

Jo in NZ said...

ditto Arlee...rudbekia. That was my guess, so I am assuming Arlee is right, and I am feeling very pleased with myself. My gardening prowess extends to a 80cm square area of succulents, otherwise my motto is "if roundup can kill it, it just shouldn't live!"

Deepa said...

good that you already got the answer.I've declared myself "flower blind" But I love embroidering them!!!
Thanks for dropping by
Hugs,
Deepa