Archive | April, 2017

What’s in Bloom in my Garden Today?

What’s in Bloom Today? Violets–Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia) and Confederate Violet (Viola priceana) grow in the garden and the lawn.  They are considered weedy and some people try to rid their lawn of them, but I consider them delightful wherever they are.   Dog-tooth Violets or Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum) are abundant now.  Karen […]

Has the Sky Fallen?

Has the sky fallen? No, it’s Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica), a European lawn weed that has naturalized in the lawns of large older historic homes in near northwest neighborhood in Elgin.     An abandoned house in my neighborhood last spring, contained not only Squills. but daffodils and Penn Sedge, as well. Two miniature, cobalt blue […]