Monday, August 16, 2010


This is a weed that I admire every year and always plan to paint but never seem to do it. My new habit of  keeping plant nippers and gloves in my car has payed off. Now I just stop my car when I see a worthy weed and bring it into the studio, bugs and all. This beautiful weed grows over 7' tall and got its name for the toughness of the stem. They start blooming in August and last until October.


Pam Holnback said...

Love the idea of carrying little clippers in the car! I may do that, too! Great flowers.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Is that what this is called?
I wondered as I'm about to paint some from my friend's garden.
There was a time when I carried a pitchfork in my car with the gloves and the clippers ;)
Now that I think about it, this is a seed head. I think I'll plant it .