Viewing post #1160100 by Sharon
|While we're waiting for Fall to spread its beauty all over us, let's start a brand new thread. We have another week or two to wait before it's official but already our weather is feeling a little different and trees are beginning to rustle in the breeze and for me, well, my Goldenrod is blooming. It's even spread its beauty down into a lower flower bed this year. I love Goldenrod, It might be the most beautiful of all native wildflowers to me. I am always happy when it picks my gardens to live in. My little old ladies always told me that when the Goldenrod bloomed in 6 weeks we'd have our first frost. Of course that was in the mountains and I'm not sure it holds true for here in the flatlands.
They also brewed a delicious Goldenrod tea from the leaves and the blooms; they said it was good for what ailed me and with the teaspoon of honey that went into it, it could very well cure any ailments. Natural remedies. The little golden blooms made the tea the prettiest yellow color, same color as the honey, too. We could all benefit from going back to natural remedies. I hope you have Goldenrod where you live, if it grows naturally then you might find those little wild purply blue asters growing nearby. They often grow hand in hand, complementing each other with their large clusters of tiny flowers. Of course you might also find ragweed growing nearby as well. It also follows Goldenrod wherever it goes. And if it does grow nearby, be careful, it can cause wretched sneezes. Then you'll have to add a little apple cider vinegar to your tea and honey. The AC vinegar helps stop coughing and sneezing. See, I'm just full of all kinds of wildflower wisdom tonight. Might be boring but it's all true.
MaryE, thank you for sharing your Lombardy Poplars in all their Fall Finery! What a beautiful Fall Scene, lucky you to have them coloring your world.
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