Yesterday I found several Monarch Butterflies nectaring on the Joe-pye Weed that’s blooming in the hedge behind the condo.
I want to introduce you to some misunderstood plants.
Most of us think of thistles as weeds – most of the ones we see along roadsides and field edges are not native and very aggressive. But there are several native thistles that are well behaved, and will even grow well in gardens. I’ve planted three species of native thistles in our prairie meadow. One of them is blooming right now. Continue reading Native Thistles
If you haven’t checked on it lately, the prairie meadow is blooming and beautiful. Here are a few photos from earlier this week. Continue reading Prairie Meadow Update – August 22, 2013
A Hawk – which I think is a young Cooper’s Hawk – landed on our balcony this afternoon. It sat and looked around for about 5 minutes, staring in at me at my desk, and then flew away.
Thanks to Clay Christensen for this ID.