Text and photos by Caitlin Puffenberger, PR & Marketing Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
But if you really want to be impressed, stop for a minute. Look closely at a bloom. You’ll see the green leaves are complemented by a dark pink stem, and the heads of the flowers are many up of tiny, pointed buds, just right for bees.
And if you hold still, you might even spot a butterfly. So pause under a tree, take a seat on a bench — just stop a moment. It may be a weed, but Joe Pye has quite a lot of beauty in store if you’re willing to look for it.