Another wildflower score and hubby actually got out and did the cutting this time. Purple Loosestrife grows in marshy, swampy areas and I think he was afraid I would sink in up to my armpits so he wanted to do the cutting. Fine by me, I sat in the truck where there were no mosquitos and watched. He does good, look at that huge bouquet.
The purple beauties grow on a road that floods year round and it happens to be my route to the grocery store so I know right when they’re ready for the cutting. Luckily we all drive big trucks or SUV’s so driving through the flooded road is no problem. The county rerouted the dam in town and now it’s causing the water routs to take alternative paths and it’s been flooded for years. I guess we are all just used to it in our town and either pick a different path or bust through the water creating a wake behind us. Sometimes the water is halfway up our vehicle doors.
I chose to put the Loosestrife on the porch because I noticed there were tiny muscles attached to the flowers (I’m sure due to the wet nature of where they grow). I didn’t feel like finding them all over my dining room table so outside the arrangement would stay. Did you notice the “Egg Sign” it was made and sent to me by a fellow blogger Tammy from Homespun Happenings. Thanks Tammy! I think the next wildflower to bloom in my area is the goldenrod so stay tuned for some arrangements made from that glorious golden flower.