Eupatorium purp. maculatum ‘Atropurpureum’ .. a mouthful eh ? That is why we just call 'him" Joe Pye. Well it is coming into bloom and look out for the bees because they love this plant. Who can blame them .. talk about a full buffet spread in the garden with cone flowers, butterfly bushes, roses, ... I could go on and on ... sounds good to me even if I'm not a bee ?
But 'Joe" is a tall dramatic plant and at the back fence 'he" gives me a wee bit of privacy from the dreaded neighbor thing .. phew ! .. so here are some pictures of Joe with a little buddy .. being busy ... as all bees are !