I was inspired after seeing the beautiful photos of prairie flowers at the link on the previous post, so I walked around the farm and took some of my own. As you would expect with wildflowers, there's also some weeds. In case any of you take the "Know your Wildflowers" quiz, I won't be identifying some of them.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The black bumblebees really love this variety of thistle, but we consider the plant a nuisance.
These little white flowers do pop up all over the place. I did plant the yellow ones (Rudbeckia), but won't give away their common name in case someone wants to take the quiz in the previous post.
The Rudbeckia will spread like wildfire and choke out other wildflowers, but not the wild clover. These two do make the perfect contrast though.
Here's some wild Yarrow. It too spreads like wildfire.
This is a garden variety of Yarrow that we planted a few years ago. It's great as a fresh cut flower or as a dried flower.