Thursday, July 7, 2016

Queen Reigns

Queen of the prairie blooms.

Friday, July 1, 2016

I'm Back!

I've been in England nearly three weeks... A whole different experience in terms of plants, weather, etc... Like while we were gone it was in the 90s here and didn't rain at all -- so dry! -- whereas England we were lucky to go a day without rain and it never topped 70. Not complaining, it was lovely. But I returned to a whole different prairie!

A few long shots to show the main characters: here, purple coneflower and coreopsis.
Here, the compass plants tower over everything...
Many yellow composites are starting; in addition to the Susan's (pictured) there were some sunflowers and even the first yellow coneflowers.

Butterfly weed:
Culver' root:
Common milkweed:
That's only a partial list and doesn't include any of the invasives, of which there are many... But I'll leave some for tomorrow!