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Wildflower Wednesday, August 2014

Today I join Gail at clay and limestone with heat loving wildflowers for August. No longer cool nor even somewhat pleasant, we’re crawling down the hard stretch of summer here in Austin, Texas. 444 more words

Achilles' Heal Gruit Ale

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is probably one of my favorite native perennial medicinal herbs. It was one of the first plants that I learned to identify with confidence, and it is a common sight in many parts of the northern hemisphere, found virtually right across the top of our world. 754 more words


Yarrow and a bee - Day 8

Good afternoon!

Today’s post is a little later as I was working my thesis early this morning and got wrapped up in the windows side of the computer (I tend to keep my photo collection and uploading on the Mac Lightroom side).   302 more words

Nature Photography

Achillea millefolium

Latin Name: Achillea millefolium
Common Name:  yarrow
Family: Asteraceae
Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
Origin: Europe to western Asia, North America
Hard Zone: 3-9
Mature Size: 3′ x 3′ 53 more words

Herbaceous Perennial

Perennials that only cost a packet

Most seed companies highlight perennials that will flower the first year if sown early enough in spring, often labelling them as first-year-flowering. Many of these are well worth growing, especially if you are just starting a garden and need to fill large areas as cheaply as possible but they should not be ignored by any gardeners. 780 more words

New Plants

New garden bed

We’ve been having some rather blustery winter weather. For the last two weeks, almost day and night have been continuously blowing a gale at 80kmph/50mph. The highest gusts have been about 130kmph/80 mph and have brought down a number of trees across the upper mountains. 365 more words