Tag: Virginia Bluebell

A Flowery May Day in the Back Garden

We should really tear ourselves away from the Tulips out front and catch up on what’s happening in the Back Garden. For most of the year this is the shady part of the garden, but to date the tall trees have just barely started to leaf out.

One-Day Heat Wave and a Baby Bunny

On Monday it reached into the low 70s (F), constituting a one-day heat wave, at least in the context of early April in Chicago, especially for a cool spring like the one we are having.

The Five Best Native Blue Flowers

CLEOPATRA:          Is it true that when Caesar caught you on that island, you were painted all over blue? BRITANNUS:         Blue is the color worn by all Britons of good standing. In war, we stain our bodies blue; so that though our enemies may strip us of our …