Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

One a Day - June 16th & 17th, 2012

June 17th, 2012: Leaf Forms
June 16th, 2012: Prairie Rose

Saturday, June 16, 2012

One a Day - June 15th, 2012: Moonseed

Not that I want to plant it (it's poisonous and resembles grapes) but I like the word Moonseed.

June 15th, 2012: Moonseed

Friday, June 15, 2012

One a Day - June 14th, 2012: Milkweed 1 & 2

June 14th, 2012: Milkweed No. 1
June 14th, 2012: Milkweed No. 2

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One (or Two) a Day - June 12th, 2012

June 12th, 2012: No. 1, Bamboo
June 12th, 2012: No. 2

One a Day - June 11th, 2012: Purple Coneflower

I hadn't planned on becoming a gardener. Except for the plants that I've developed an association with (as one does with songs or smells), I know little about how to grow things.

What I do know is that I have to approach my garden one plant at a time.

Interested in learning more about native perennials, I went to a nursery on Saturday to hear a local poet, Benjamin Vogt, talk about his prairie garden. Of the many plants he spoke about, the Purple Coneflower (aka Echinacea) was the first that piqued my interest.  In order to become more familiar with it, I located an illustration and incorporated it into my collage. 

If you like poetry or gardening, or both, visit Vogt's blog, The Deep Middle. I also encourage you to buy his garden memoir: Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Nebraska Garden. This is not your grandma's garden memoir.

June 11th, 2012: Purple Coneflower

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Tuesday, June 05, 2012