Thursday, August 12, 2010
Black swallowtail butterfly on Phlox.
A tall plant that stands out in the panicum/switchgrass.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Close encounters in a habitat garden 2010.
Common blue damselfly
Native solitary bee on coreopsis
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Hieracium Canadense/Canadian Hawkweed In Bloom
The small yellow flowers are the hawkweed. Last year this plant stayed very small and did not bloom at all. It is listed as growing from 1 to 5 ft. At least one stem almost made its full height. Lots of flowers means lots of seeds but as it is opening only some flowers each day I will have to keep a close eye on seed development. I have no idea how quickly this may proceed.
The Hieracium Canadense/Canadian Hawkweed is growing well near but not in the rain garden along with prairie dropseed,purple coneflowers and a self seeded Joe-pye weed.
The Psoralea tenuiflora/Scurfy Pea is growing but so far no flowers.
The Michigan Lily/Lilium michiganese looked fine last summer but did not return this year.
Native seed gardening is not for the faint of heart.
I am growing these plants from seeds for Native Seed Gardeners