Every Spring, I am eager to get out and visit my favorite spots around here. There are so many wonderful Spring ephemerals and I wait all winter for their return. One has to act quickly as they are termed ephemeral for a reason. And this year it is even more true as the early heat and lack of rain is shortening their peak bloom time.
The one spot I don’t have to worry is my yard. Our neighborhood is a site of a former farm and much of the soil here contains remnants of the fields and meadows from earlier days. Bluets are one of the species we are fortunate to have pop up every year. A good argument for not treating a lawn.
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Bluets from above.