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clay and limestone · 5d ago

Must have fall blooming supportive players for my wildlife friendly garden

Dear friends,The plants in my garden need to be more than just pretty faces. These three non-natives provide much needed nectar and/or pollen in mid/late fall when many native plants have gone to seed. My garden continues to be mostly native, but I ...
clay and limestone · 3W ago

Wildflower Wednesday: Desmodium paniculatum

Panicledleaf Tick trefoil is a sprawling member of the pea family that is native to most o...
clay and limestone · 4W ago

What's wrong with Goldenrod?

Absolutely nothing! Goldenrods put on a beautiful flower show in early autumn and any insect that needs pollen and nectar is sure to be found visiting. That's why I refer to them as landing ...
clay and limestone · 1M ago

Almost Wordless Wednesday

 Pycnanthemum muticum is quite possibly a pollinator perfect plant.Clustered Mountain Mint...
clay and limestone · 2M ago

Wildflower Wednesday: Flowering Spurge

It's Wildflower Wednesday and today's star, Euphorbia corollata, is looking particularly l...
clay and limestone · 2M ago

Wildflower Wednesday: Partridge Pea makes a stand

It's been half a dozen years since Partridge Pea/Chamaecrista fasciculata was a Wildflower Wednesday star. That's way too long for such a fabulous Fabaceae to sit on the sidelines.Chamaecri...
clay and limestone · 3M ago

Silver-spotted skipper

It's the height of summer in my garden, the Phlox is in full bloom and the butterflies are...
clay and limestone · 3M ago

A Painted Lady in the garden

I haven't seen many butterflies so far this summer, so when this beauty showed up I ran f...
clay and limestone · 3M ago

Wildflower Wednesday: Deer-tongue Grass

I have an abundance of several lesser known native grasses growing in my garden. Until re...
clay and limestone · 4M ago

Gloriosa Daisies for National Pollinator Week

I am grooving on the 'Irish Eyes' and 'Indian Summer' Black-eyed Susans I planted last month.  Seriously, just look at that emerald green central cone on 'Irish Eyes' and you'll know one of ...