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Non-winter seasons at this latitude are crammed into a much shorter length of time than in the Lower-48. Spring comes late and flowers rush to complete the bloom/seed cycle. Early wildflowers are reaching their peak in Southcentral Alaska, like these … Continue reading
The blooming of summer continues in full swing with wild geraniums at their peak, along with larkspur, chiming bells, and many others. Fireweed has begun to add its bright magenta hue as well. It’s all part of the rush to … Continue reading
One of the most ubiquitous signs of spring in Southcentral Alaska is the blooming of wild roses. These delightful pink blossoms seems to show up everywhere. There are two species—prickly roses and Nootka roses—the former being the most common. Both … Continue reading
Most people see dandelions as just a tenacious invasive weed, a major pest to be eradicated as quickly as possible in any and all environments. I have a slightly different view. While I don’t want them crowding out other plants … Continue reading
Lots of local blooms now in Southcentral Alaska with spring in full swing. These bright shooting stars are just some of many varieties adding to the show.