wildflowers

DARK GREEN IN MAY

CMMC May Colors Forest or Dark Green In the northeast, it’s too early for dark green trees. You won’t see leaves that color until the end of June at the earliest. The deepest greens don’t show up until August. But other… Read More ›

SOLOMON’S SEAL

FOTD – February 26 – Solomon’s Seal Every spring, one of the first of the wildflowers to appear are Solomon’s Seal. This is purely a wildflower. They were growing along the edge of our woods. I encouraged them by giving them… Read More ›

SPIDERWORT

FOTD – July 7 – SPIDERWORT If you wanted to know why they call it spiderwort, you can see how these groups of flowers look like spiders.

WHY SO LAZY DAISY?

FOTD – June 4 – BLACK-EYED SUSAN Coming this summer, my favorite late wild summer flowers — the Black-eyed Susan. Are these daisies or asters? I always assumed they are wild daisies. And the answer? Well, really — both. Rudbeckia hirta,… Read More ›