By Amy Redfield I’m on a trip to Ely, Minnesota, near the Boundary Waters (apparently swapping the heat for the bugs!) and found this little guy all over the place. Can anyone ID him for me? He’s just too cute!
Posts Categorized: Native plants
By Kathy Bildner Do you know what this is?
By Amy Redfield At last, it’s time for the Native Plant Sale at Shaw Nature Preserve. Be sure to check out the Wild Ones booth!
By Betty Struckhoff If spring is a little late, I’m not complaining. I’m hoping against hope that it means we’ll be spared some of the wrath of a St. Louis summer. Last Saturday was a perfect day for a walk in the woods to check out what was happening. Here are some photos of shrubs… Read more »
By Amy Redfield I am so glad that I took a chance on Rattlesnake Master at the Native Plant Sale at Shaw Nature Reserve last spring! Since it prefers full sun, I put in in the least shady corner of my nearly full-sun native plant bed, and crossed my fingers. It is the star of… Read more »
If you need some new plants after the hot, dry summer, the Fall Wildflower Sale at Shaw Nature Reserve may be just what you’re looking for. It’s smaller than the spring sale and Wild Ones will not have a booth, but it’s a great resource for fall plantings.
By Amy Redfield A lovely, small plant with darling white flowers has made its home in my native border. I suspect it came in as a give-away at a Wild Ones meeting, but cannot recall what it is! It has definitely made itself at home, spreading with abandon. I’d love to have a name to… Read more »
By Kathy Bildner In March I brought a cocoon of a Polyphemus Moth into my house. I found it in the backyard on a bittersweet vine that grows up my silver maple tree. I knew what it was because last spring I did this same thing. Mid April it emerged from its winter metamorphosis. It… Read more »
By Amy Redfield Last spring I planted a new shade tree – a hackberry, Celtis occidentalis. Thanks to some pretty intensive babying – slow soaker watering every other day for that entire dry and hot summer – I’ve been rewarded with hackberries! Hackberry trees are among the best food and shelter plants for wildlife, and… Read more »
By Betty Struckhoff Despite our very mild winter, my Witch hazel is blooming later than normal. I see a few Mayapples poking up but haven’t spotted anything else. Mother Nature is so smart!