Tuesday, May 31, 2016


The Wildflower Garden is a field of sunshine this time of year.  You will see blooms in all shades of yellow, orange, and red.  While the overall look of this garden is carefree, it is not (nor has it ever been) maintenance free.  It is a four season garden, though.  Each season and sometimes week to week it has new blooms, fading blooms, or interesting seed heads.  Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other birds find it very attractive too!  Click this link to find out how to create your own wildflower garden:

 Left: Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis)
Right: Gaillardia aristata (Blanketflower)
Photo by C. Taylor