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Wildflowers

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

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The Colors of Spring

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

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Dandelions

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

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Wildflowers

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.

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Dandelions

I’m chided now and then for being appreciative of the happy faces of invasive dandelions.  Yes, they’re a nuisance, and they crowd out native plants, but I can’t help admiring their tenacity and bright displays.  They are usually the very … Continue reading

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