Category Archives: Wildflowers

A Tale of Two Gardens-Wildflower Wednesday

I am the gardener of two gardens. Just me, and I am not a big, strong, strapping specimen of super digging, weeding and pruning power. I am sort of small and weak and not what one would truthfully call young. … Continue reading

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Pink Muhly Grass-Muhlenbergia Capillaris

The Gulf coast native grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris is the official harbinger of fall in the Fairegarden. It is the chosen plant to represent Wildflower Wednesday for September, 2013, the meme of my good friend Gail of Clay and Limestone. Its … Continue reading

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Wildflowers-Open to Interpretation

Wildflowers, what picture does that word conjure for you? For me, it is a broadly encompassing net of plants and flowers both native and exotic, like the blue morning glories that were never planted here by the gardener. Various colors, … Continue reading

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Mountain Mint

We were seeking a native perennial for the Lawn/Meadow that was about three feet tall and a robust grower. It had to be able to live and thrive amongst the tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass that was originally the only … Continue reading

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Butterfly Weed-Asclepias tuberosa

A Daliesque mustache shaped seedpod plucked from a sad looking plant on the racks at the big box store late in the growing season is how it all began. There was plenty of blank space in the garden then. A … Continue reading

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Golden Elderberry-Sambucus canadensis ‘Aurea’

It, Sambucus canadensis ‘Aurea’ is more functional than ornamental here, used to provide shade for seating in a prime garden viewing spot. Added: The original receipt was finally located for the purchase of this shrub, from Heronswood, shipped June 14, … Continue reading

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Wildflower Waterfall With a Friend

It is the place all visitors who stay the night at the Fairegarden are taken, weather and time permitting. There had been heavy and steady rain the day before. The falls were full and raucous. While it was too early … Continue reading

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