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.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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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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