garden ponderings

Wildflower Collecting

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Last week I collected wildflowers for the annual Glide Wildflower Show.
  It has been an especially rainy winter and spring,
but that morning we got a break in the showers.
Our route was Whistler’s Bend park at u-turn in the North Umpqua River.

Monkey flower was on our list, and we found a cliff-side full of them.
The flower is hard to see in my photo,
so I found a close-up online of mimulus to share.


We did submit these small pink flowers to the wildflower show.
Unfortunately, we did not know their name, so we relied on the plant biologists to identify these specimens.


After we finished collecting flowers, I spotted this pair of Canadian geese heading towards the water.


These Scotch Broom flowers were not on our collection list.
When I first spotted these wayward blossoms years ago, I thought they were so pretty.
I was soon told they are culprits for hay fever, and have naturalized too many places they are not wanted.


Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

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