Sunday, October 14, 2007

Green Thumb Sunday

I posted this plant a couple weeks ago showing colorful foliage. I was asked what it was and I haven't a clue!
I bought it years ago and thought I lost it. Then ever year when I weeded I'd find a little piece.
This year I moved it not expecting much and it grew like crazy! I like the leaves and the blooms. Does anyone know what it is? I can't find it in any of my books.
This is an insect that we saw at Allegheny. I thought it was a dragon fly when it was flying but once it landed I didn't think so.
Any ideas what it might be?
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RUTH said...

I'm not sure what the bug is but the plant looks like polygonum capitatum. Happy GTS :o)

Jean said...

Thanks, Ruth. I looked it up and you are right. It's also called magic carpet, pink knotweed, pinkhead smartweed, pink buttons and pink bubbles. It is very invasive especially in warm climates where it grows all year. Most colorful when in full sun. I still like it and will have to see what it does next year.

No Rain said...

The dragonfly looks like it has a broken tail! I wonder if it's naturally bent like that. Happy GTS,

Muum said...

I'm glad someone has your plant id'ed. It bugs me no end when I can't 'name that plant' Happy GTS!

Ruth Welter said...

Jean, I love your header and wallpaper. Was that always there or is it new just recently?? I think it seems new but maybe I missed it the first time around. : )

Susie said...

Well, I'm glad you found out the name of your plant! Aren't blogging friends helpful!
I don't recognize the bug at all..
Happy Sunday!

genny said...

wow its nice plants you have. I dont know about the bug.mine is in and Thanks!

farmingfriends said...

I love the colourful foliage. Sara from farmingfriends