Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’ is a low-growing goldenrod that can form a wreath-like circle as it grows.

Do you still remember how hot it was for most of the summer — numerous days above 90 degrees! Not much rain during August. Finally it cooled down enough that it was bearable to be outside in the middle of the day.

Now it’s October and quite pleasant outside. But on the really hot days, I would go out in the morning, pull some weeds, water what needed watering and scurry back in the house or the shade to read my book in the afternoon. Then I would venture out again in the evening — pull more weeds, plant something, trim something and when the mosquitoes got too annoying, back in I would go to eat my evening meal.

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