Monday, June 29, 2009

Wildflower Update

I'm good with the springtime wildflowers but am weaker on identifying things this time of year, so I checked with master gardener Candice Hawkinson (a.k.a. "Emily's mom", who's in the park every day). She told me that the round purple flower is Bee Balm, and the bush with white blossoms is Elderberry. I think it's lovely, but apparently it's quite an invasive species. At least it's adding some beauty to the forest these days, unlike (to my mind) the privet that is threatening to choke out the forest understory in too many places.

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