Category Archives: Wildflowers

Hanging out to dry

Goldenrod has begun blooming in my area.  This is one patch of it just outside my front door.  I began harvesting last week and this morning I harvested another armload. I stripped off the not-so-nice leaves and hung the three … Continue reading

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Sweet everlasting

I found this plant last year by the stone blessing circle . . . and could not figure out what it was.  This year I am seeing this plant all over the place and, with my improved plant identification skills … Continue reading

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Indian tobacco

Earlier this summer I discovered this plant beginning to bloom.  After some searching I learned that it is usually called “Indian tobacco” and its latin name is Lobelia inflata.  I also learned it is a medicinal plant.  I repeatedly saw … Continue reading

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Lady in pink

She’s back!  I found a pink lady’s slipper in bloom today.  She was hiding under limbs of a drooping laurel. Many years ago a friend spotted a number of these incredible flowers some distance up a slope from my house.  … Continue reading

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More spring flowers

Two different flowers are up and waving at me.  I have not previously experienced either of these beauties which I planted last fall.  The one above is a “Lion King dutch iris” while this next one is a “camassia ‘Blue … Continue reading

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Flame azalea

I love the flame azaleas.  My first introduction to them was a pinxter flower (pink) azalea.  Each year here at Tree Haven Resource Center I find more and more of these beauties.  Their color varies from a golden yellow to … Continue reading

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On my way down the driveway this morning I noticed the bloodroot is blooming. I love how the bloodroot leaves look like they are offering protection as they curl around the flower stem. Once the bloodroot shows up, I know … Continue reading

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Asparagus arrival

Oh my!  The asparagus is coming up.  I planted 25 crowns three years ago and have eagerly anticipated being able to eat as much asparagus as I can.  Last year provided a good-size crop and I bet this year will … Continue reading

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