Tag: flower

Tickseed & leather-wings

Tickseed sunflower (Bidens aritosa) This daisy-like flower appears in late August and blooms well into the fall. I suppose they can grow about anywhere, but I see them mostly in the lower ends of pastures and prairies where the...

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Winter blooms

I bought this moth orchid plant last summer on clearance, after it finished blooming, without a tag. I’m really not a ‘pink’ kind of gal, but I love the pink veins and the rich fuschia throat of this blossom....

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Pretty weed

I know, I know. Thistles are noxious weeds. Still, the flowers are so beautiful. This isn’t a bull thistle or that troublesome and prolific outlaw Canada thistle. The leaves are prickly, and no doubt it shouldn’t be...

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Old favorites

My second favorite daylily – an elderly man on the next street over ran a small garden center and traded me the starts for these in exchange for a division from my patch of old-fashioned double daylilies. Some past...

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