Yes, a splash of red was just what was needed here. (Caught on site at Georgian Bay in Canada a few days ago.)
Trees are suffering. First, there are the pests; among the most current are the emerald ash borer, the mountain pine beetle, and the wooly...
These days we’re all paying more attention to beneficial wildlife in our gardens, and to that end, looking for good native plants to grow....
Ever heard of a “mast year?” I hadn’t until we moved to our cottage on the Eastern Shore. That was June. In early September,...
Could that be Cardinal Flower? I know it likes to grow beside lakes and ponds or in wet ditches. Whatever it is, it stande right out.
Yes, it is lobelia. I knew, but didn’t ID it, sorry.
yes, lobelia…a hummingbird magnet
I’ve seen whole sloughs full of Cardinal Flower in bloom…dark green shady sites with deep red flowers…incredible sight!
They are hard to grow…they do well the first year or so, but die quickly, and don’t reproduce themselves well (is there such a thing as a perennial that lives just one year?:)
Ironically, in my yard this year, all the plants near the pond died out…but a few in a raised bed in the vegetable garden seeded out into the path.
Half of them are LAVENDER\ MAROON! I’ve never seen such a color in a Cardinal Flower! Are lavender Cardinal Flowers normally available from growers? Others growing right next to them are the usual bright red.
I do have MANY Blue Lobelia… could it be a hybrid?
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