wild flowers


I walked up to my first prairie smoke plants last summer in Allerton Park outside Monticello IL, and it was love at first site. The Wisconisn Master Gardener Program has a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated page that will tell you everything you need to know about this gorgeous prairie gem […]

Prairie Grasses I’m Dreaming Of

People say sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees.  It’s even more true that you can’t see the prairie for the grasses.  But we really should see those grasses.  Ornamental grasses are gaining respect in landscaping, and truly, what is more beautiful than a sea of grass flowing […]

Prairie Gold

I’ve read that pioneers called their wagons prairie schooners.  If they crossed my acre and a half of restored remnant prairie today, they would be sailing over a sea of flowers.  I can totally relate to the bees.  I am drawn to this blooming bounty and am fueled by it. […]