Archive for the ‘In the Meadow’ Category

A Nod to Le Plume

Hayefield meadow squares 1 May 13 09

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

What a tough time of year to be a garden blogger: so many things to write about, and so little time to write. It was tempting to wait one more week to post for Bloom Day and try to catch up on some weeding this evening. But I spent much of the morning out in my meadow, with my mower and then with my camera, and I really wanted to share some of my finds. Continue reading

Asclepias Season

Asclepias purpurascens

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

I hardly need a calendar to know that summer’s here at Hayefield. When the third week of June arrives, the milkweeds begin to bloom.

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Wildflowers on Ice

Schizachyrium scoparium on ice

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

Several other bloggers are posting this week on the subject “Wildflowers in Winter,” so I’m joining in with some shots from my southeastern Pennsylvania meadow. All of these are from December 14, 2007, in between two periods of freezing rain.

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Summer Wildflowers in PA

Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

A number of other garden bloggers have been thinking ahead to warmer weather and posting pictures of their favorite summer wildflowers. What a great excuse to look through our photo archives and indulge in some color. So, here’s my contribution to the cause: a gallery of native forbs and grasses, all taken in sunny, mostly wet meadows here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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