After a rather lackluster, warm and snow-less winter, spring arrived with her traditional glamour! The spring ephemerals are quickly fading away as the later season blossoms emerge... and what a glorious sight!
No special message today - other than to enjoy the beauty of the Earth!
Also, there is a Native Plant Sale at Hickory Hills School in Springfield. It begins Monday, April 18, and runs for one week. I've purchased many plants from them in the past and have had great success. Whether you are a native plant devotee or new to native plants, this is a great opportunity for some wonderful blossoms for your garden!
For more information about native plants, visit Grow Native!
The list of plants is below!
Hickory Hills Elementary April 18th for one week only
Located 1.5 mile east of hwy. 65 on Division Street. Small pots $4 ea. gallon pots $6 ea. & others as marked Pay in the office cash or check to Hickory Hills Elementary 8:30 to 3:30 M thru F
Milkweeds Milkweeds Milkweeds
Butterfly weed Help the Monarchs orange 24-30 “ tall avg dry
Swamp milkweed Help the Monarchs pink four feet tall can be pinched
Black-eyed Susan yellow 20 “ tall average moisture
Columbine red-yellow 24 “ tall avg moisture
False blue indigo blue flowers black seed pods beautiful even green
Foxglove beard tongue white 36 “ tall moist soil
Glade coneflower light purple pollinators love it 24-30 “ tall avg
Golden alexander yellow clusters 18”-22 “ tall average
Illinois bundle flower beautiful seed pod, white flower not showy moist
Lance leaf coreopsis yellow 20 “ tall average moist
Missouri primrose yellow 4 “ flowers late afternoon over night avg
New England aster purple yellow center,pinch to flower shorter bloom late
Obedient plant pink or white? 36-48” avg moisture
Phlox pink 10”-16” beautiful long bloomer sun avg moisture
Purple coneflower purple 30”-36” tall blooms a long time avg moisture