Reminiscing on some Haikus from the past. These seemed a good way to honor spring and welcome summer. March Quivering seed pods Last year’s fruit, This year’s promise Red buds produce life. April April ‘to Open’ Birds beckon, flowers unfold Hope, re-birth, re-new. May Dampness Awakens. Slow green shoots appear and grow. Spring bursts in […]
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Carol Lampe shared these pictures and write up of her wondrous yard and the pollinator action on Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum). This is a particularly valuable fast food stop for migrating butterflies as it lasts into autumn. We have found it a bit difficult to start and then it takes off! Give it plenty of space and […]
One of our favorite wildflowers at Winding Pathways is the purple coneflower. It’s named for petals that radiate backward in a cone shape. The genus name Echinacea means “hedgehog” in Greek and derives from the prickly seed head that forms in late summer and persists into winter.