Behold, the Bachelor’s Button…(aka Cornflower)

Posted by mrssmythe on July 31, 2019 in Garden, Insects, Pollinators |

One of my favorite garden plants this season has been the Bachelor’s Buttons – aka Cornflowers. I used to read novels (usually romance novels) in which characters were described as having “cornflower blue eyes”. I never knew what that meant until I started gardening and put two and two together. Now, looking at the gorgeous […]

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The Peony

Posted by mrssmythe on June 4, 2014 in Critters, Garden |

I have a single peony plant in my garden. It was here when we moved in, and when I first noticed it, it was kind of gangly. It had been plopped into a tricky area of the yard that tends toward shade as spring progresses. The peony wasn’t thrilled. It had grown leggy, and when its three walloping buds finally opened, […]

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