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Fall blooms

Thought that I’d share some recent native wildflowers. It’s easy to overlook these late summer and early autumn bloomers. Natural selection apparently hasn’t often favored big, showy blooms in the dappled sunlight of the southern Appalachian cove. 208 more words

Know Your Natives - Cardinal Flower

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) of the Bellflower (Campanulaceae) family is a showy herbaceous perennial.  In the U.S., it occurs from California, Nebraska and Minnesota, southward and eastward.  936 more words

Native Plants

Hummingbirds on Flower Beds: Feeding and Fighting

When hummingbirds find flower beds they like, they feed like they’re threading needles and they fight each other like welterweights on uppers.

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In bloom this week.

Some of the plants of boreal Jacob’s ladder in the rock garden, which were cut back hard earlier in the summer when they were going to seed, have rebloomed. 561 more words

Natural Gardens

So Unbelievably Blue

great blue lobelia
Lobelia siphilitica

Here’s a cousin of yesterday’s unbelievably red flower.  Like the cardinal flower, great blue lobelia is a plant of wet places.   210 more words

So Unbelievably Red

cardinal flower
Lobelia cardinalis

Of the more than 370 different flower species I’ve seen in the last two years, this is the only one that is truly, unequivocally, red.   143 more words