The Charming Crocus – Find it in Siberia and Your Backyard

When we lived in Virginia, the sight of crocus blooms popping up in our yard meant that spring was close at hand. I think that is the reason why the crocus remains one of my favorite spring bulbs! But did you know that there are over 80 different varieties of crocus? The crocus is part… Continue reading The Charming Crocus – Find it in Siberia and Your Backyard

Snowdrops – when You See These, You Know Spring Is Almost Here!

Ahh, spring is in the air. There’s a warm breeze blowing, birds chirping, and snowdrops dotting the ground! But don’t get lulled into a false sense of the season – old man winter can still rear his frozen head. Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to appear each spring. These blooms typically appear as… Continue reading Snowdrops – when You See These, You Know Spring Is Almost Here!

The Best Friend of Monarchs Everywhere {Beautiful Milkweed}

I am a huge fan of Monarch butterflies! By default, I am also a fan of the plants that feed the monarch caterpillars – the milkweed. This time of year, the milkweeds in the field by your house are starting to die off and release their seeds, like the one in the picture, which makes… Continue reading The Best Friend of Monarchs Everywhere {Beautiful Milkweed}

Daisies {InstaScience}

Around this time of year we start to see Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and fall colored floral arrangements. Most of these flower bunches include a few daisies thanks to their variety of fall-ish colors. These flowers can be red, pink, purple, yellow, or orange. But their most iconic look is white with a yellow center. With… Continue reading Daisies {InstaScience}

Queen Anne’s Lace {InstaScience}

One of my favorite late summer field flowers is the Queen Anne’s Lace. There is a myth that says this flower has been named after Queen Anne of England who was an expert in making lace. Based on the legends, Queen Anne pricked her finger with a needle and a single drop of blood fell… Continue reading Queen Anne’s Lace {InstaScience}

Purple Coneflower {InstaScience}

I am in love with purple and with fresh flowers, so you know that when we came across these amazing looking purple coneflowers on one of our walks, we had to stop to take a picture! The purple coneflower is a wildflower that looks like a daisy. It is an erect, perennial herb that grows… Continue reading Purple Coneflower {InstaScience}