In general, the weather this August was exactly how it should be; hot, humid, and dry.
I had thought to come catch up on some blooming posts, but not having internet for the weekend kabashed that thought.
Impatiens capensis – Jewelweed – These have a muciliginous sap that is alleged to soothe skin irritation caused by Poison Ivy and Stinging Nettle. This sap also has fungicidal properties used to treat Athlete’s Foot.
Hosta – This one smells like gardenia
Parthenocissus quinquefolia – berries
acer saccharinum – silver maple They get very chlorotic (lack of iron) this time of year.
Cornus mas – Cornelian cherry berries
– Hicks yews berry. Technically the seed isn’t poisonous but the red covering is.
Hibiscus moscheutos – these flowers can be dinner plate sized and are native here!
Sedum ‘Autumn joy’
Coreopsis – Not sure of variety
Thanks for visiting & keep on planting!
© Ilex Farrell ~ Midwestern Plant Girl