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Queen Anne’s Lace: Why the Purple?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in flowers, summer, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Queen Anne’s Lace: Why the Purple?

What is the purpose of the purple flower in the center of Queen Anne’s lace? The answer is: no one knows. Maybe it’s a target for pollinators.

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Spring Snow

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in flowers, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Spring Snow

A walk on mountain trail on a rainy, gloomy spring day. The wind is icy, and there are snowflakes in the air, but you know that winter’s only joking–one last tease before she gives up for the year.

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Witch Hazel: Halloween Flower

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in fall, flowers, holiday, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Witch Hazel: Halloween Flower

Witch hazel is a plant of many uses, especially handy if you need to work magic or perform a spell.

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Birdsfoot Trefoil: Unmowed

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in flowers, summer, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Birdsfoot Trefoil: Unmowed

Here’s what can happen when the mower goes AWOL.

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A Hover of Hummingbirds

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in flowers, summer, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

A Hover of Hummingbirds

Want to see hummingbirds? Think red. Think bee balm.

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Inspecting a Lemon: Yellow Wood Sorrel

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in edible, flowers, spring, Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

Inspecting a Lemon: Yellow Wood Sorrel

When I was a kid, I would taste anything—it’s a wonder I’m still alive, really. I sampled grass, mushrooms, dandelions. But here’s a real treat: wood sorrel.

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