A yard long

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Okay, this one’s not quite a yard. But can you imagine these rhizomes weaving through each other–and the crowns of your cultivated plants? And then more goldenrod grows from these rhizomes.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Sydney McGillis September 7, 2011, 8:40 pm

Thank you for the information AND THE PICTURES! Had one of these show up in my garden and had no idea what it was. It stands over 6 ft tall and has only now bloomed. Tried to identify it on the web from its flowers and leaves with no luck. Finally, for some unknown reason, Goldenrod popped into my mind and whalla! Thanks for the clear information.

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