Summer Blooming Flowers 8-7-2015

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Tomorrow is our pig roast… mmmm. I will post photos later so you can drool also.

Click to see what was blooming in 2014 and blooming in 2013.

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Stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus) enjoy the sun with all the other beautiful prairie flowers. Coneflower (echinacea) create colonies along with the other blooms throughout the fields creating a patchwork quilt.


Joe Pye weed (eupatorium maculatum), grey cone flower (ratibida pinnata) and compass plant (Silphium laciniatum).

The compass plant derived it’s name from the early settlers to the tallgrass prairies. They believed the leaves pointed north to south, however unfortunately, it is not always true.


ยฉ Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

22 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 8-7-2015

  1. OK miss wonderful, I must take this opportunity to apologise. Last year when you poor buggers were all cold and miserable I tried to cheer you up by sending pics of southern hemispherical sunshine, warmth and happiness and I thought I was being nice.BUT it is freezing cold here and your LUVVERLY photo-bloody-graphs don’t make me feel all warm and fuzzy, they just make me sad and misserable. So, here is my comment. Nice pics. loverly composition. Unique concept. Glad you are my friend. Anyway we will get warm soon, then I can go yabbada yabbada boo. Look at this.


  2. Love the “field shots”! I just want to climb into the pic, lay down, and listen to the birds, the bugs, and other “nature sounds”. I would probably doze off very fast!


    • From what I have read about its history, no never plowed, the area is too wet. Perhaps used as grazing land tho. This is as pure as it gets around here! The acreage is about 6000, however that may encompass some water.


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