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"They must be pierced by flowers and put / Beneath the feet of dancing flowers"

So says Mr. Frost.

As wildflowers emerge, they briefly take on a sleek, streamlined form as they swim upward through the duff.

Some photos of these rising hopefuls from the last few weeks in Shakerag Hollow, toadshade trillium, bloodroot, May apple:

Shakerag Hollow

Searching for Wildflowers

My husband and I went on a search for wildflowers yesterday.  With the exceptional amount of rain California has received this winter, there is hope that this will be a tremendous year for Spring Wildflowers.  425 more words


Four Southeast Native Iris Species

Iris are popular additions to gardens for good reason. They are uniquely beautiful and easy to grow.   Bright blue native iris are among my favorite spring wildflowers.  680 more words


Those Blooming Saguaros

I would bet most everyone has seen a Saguaro Cactus, at least in pictures.  It is an iconic image of old time westerns, even though it does not grow throughout all of the southwest.  363 more words


Miterwort Flowering

Miterwort (Mitella diphylla), also called Bishop’s Cap, is named for the resemblance of its two-peaked fruits to the hats (known as miters) worn by bishops of the Roman Catholic Church.  111 more words

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - May 2016

After a speedy start, spring in our part of Pennsylvania has slowed considerably, due to several weeks of cool, damp weather. It’s nice in a way, as the flowers that… 2,145 more words

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Photo of the Week - May 5, 2016

Wildflower viewing this time of year, at least in the prairies I know best, is more like an Easter egg hunt than a fireworks show.  Spring wildflowers tend to bloom within just a few inches of the ground, nestled among the early growth of grasses and wildflowers that will literally overshadow them within just a few weeks.   278 more words

Prairie Photography