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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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Asters in the Badlands

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in flowers, summer | 0 comments

Asters in the Badlands

The Badlands. An incredibly arid, but weirdly beautiful landscape.  I often marvel at how plants can shove through cracks in cement or bloom in gravel or sand. But how can any wildflowers blossom in this ash-colored, bone-dry soil? Plants need sun, of course, but here there’s nothing but sun. No trees, no shade at all. Even on a cool day, the constant sun can get to you. After a while you find yourself trying to fit into the three-inch wide shadow cast by a trail marker. Anything to hide from the glare for just a moment. But there’s nowhere for these asters to hide. And apparently, no water....

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