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In Bloom this Week in My Prairie Garden

  In Bloom this Week in my Prairie Garden Overall Side Yard The morning star of the early June garden. The iridescent sapphire blossoms of the Ohio Spiderwort open with the dawn every morning, closing by noon  (except on cloudy days when they remain  open all day).  It’s a common plant, found in sandy Black […]

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A Gift

A Gift I have hundreds of flowers in my gardens and somehow this unique Echinacea, growing in the garden next to my driveway, escaped my notice until last week.  I looked it up on the web and found that it’s called ‘All That Jazz’ Echinacea. (Echinacea purpurea ‘All that Jazz.’)  The quilled petals are stunning; […]

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July Silphium

July Silphium Few grieved when the last buffalo left Wisconsin, and few will grieve when the last Silphium follows him to the lush prairies of the never-never land.   Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac Silphium stand out in the prairie, not only because of their enormous size, but because of their interesting attributes. I didn’t […]

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Early Summer Prairie Garden

Early Summer Prairie Garden Butterfly Weed and Pale Purple Coneflower  Both Garden Walks held last Saturday and mentioned on my blog last Friday–AAUW and Northern Kane County Wild Ones–featured Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) and Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), a striking orange and pink combination. AAUW North End Neighbors’ Association Butterfly Garden   Geneva River […]

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Yellow Daisies Redux

Yellow Daisies Redux  My House in August Radiant yellow daisies dominate my August gardens.  The wanton, golden Showy Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia speciosa var. sullivantii), the color of marigolds, is everywhere, anywhere its seeds have found a bit of bare dirt in which to sprout. Every year I think I have way too many Showy Black-eyed […]

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