Category Archives: Plant Of The Day

Lunchtime!

These native milkweeds, Asclepius syriaca, are just about to bloom. When they do, they’ll attract all kinds of pollinators to sip sweet nectar, including migrating monarch butterflies looking for a place to lay their eggs as well as a nectar source. But

Lunchtime!

These native milkweeds, Asclepius syriaca, are just about to bloom. When they do, they’ll attract all kinds of pollinators to sip sweet nectar, including migrating monarch butterflies looking for a place to lay their eggs as well as a nectar source. But

Butterfly in the Meadow

Well, sort of! I spotted this lovely Butterfly Pea, Clitoria mariana, blooming in the airport approach path  where the trees are cut periodically to keep vegetation low. And right beside it is another member of the pea family, Goat’s Rue,

Butterfly in the Meadow

Well, sort of! I spotted this lovely Butterfly Pea, Clitoria mariana, blooming in the airport approach path  where the trees are cut periodically to keep vegetation low. And right beside it is another member of the pea family, Goat’s Rue,

TN Hart’s-tongue Doing Okay!

This week, botanists and conservationists traveled from Syracuse, Nashville, and Sewanee to a sinkhole in the side of the Cumberland Plateau overlooking South Pittsburg to check on the lone population of Tennessee’s rarest plant, the hart’s-tongue fern. Declared endangered in

TN Hart’s-tongue Doing Okay!

This week, botanists and conservationists traveled from Syracuse, Nashville, and Sewanee to a sinkhole in the side of the Cumberland Plateau overlooking South Pittsburg to check on the lone population of Tennessee’s rarest plant, the hart’s-tongue fern. Declared endangered in

A Steal at 5 Cents

 The Pelham Daffodil Farm, an amazing plot of land planted totally in daffodils, is open for business. It’s “pick your own” at this wonderful place, and I don’t mind if I do! As long as the flowers last — several weeks

A Steal at 5 Cents

 The Pelham Daffodil Farm, an amazing plot of land planted totally in daffodils, is open for business. It’s “pick your own” at this wonderful place, and I don’t mind if I do! As long as the flowers last — several weeks

Snowy White Hippeastrum

Ask anyone if they got a Hippeastrum over the Christmas holidays, and most — whether or not they have one — wouldn’t have a clue as to what you’re referring to. That’s because these beautiful cultivars, natives of South America,

Snowy White Hippeastrum

Ask anyone if they got a Hippeastrum over the Christmas holidays, and most — whether or not they have one — wouldn’t have a clue as to what you’re referring to. That’s because these beautiful cultivars, natives of South America,

Zoom waaay in. What do you see?

Yes!! It’s Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica, blooming its head off in the lawn here in Manigault Park on Groundhog Day, February 2. Hello, little Spring Beauty! Rumor has it that someone has seen Hepatica flowering in Lost Cove. Is spring right around the

Zoom waaay in. What do you see?

Yes!! It’s Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica, blooming its head off in the lawn here in Manigault Park on Groundhog Day, February 2. Hello, little Spring Beauty! Rumor has it that someone has seen Hepatica flowering in Lost Cove. Is spring right around the