I have been enjoying doing classes on google. I hope to visit every classroom before the end of "school". Looking at their faces is like looking over a field of wildflowers!
Speaking of which, another wave of flowers is appearing in the garden. Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohioensis, has brilliant blue, three petaled flowers, in clusters, each lasting one day. At the end of the day each petal turns into a drop of blue liquid!!
Also, in our garden are the pea like blue plumes of Baptisia australis. It is actually native to lands a bit farther south, but lovely nevertheless.
Speaking of flowers native to a bit south of us, don't miss seeing the Tulip tree on Sunnyside, on the northside between Maplewood and Rockwell. Impossibly beautiful "tulips " in bloom by the thousands!
In the school garden hundreds of "Windflowers", Anemone canadensis, are nodding their daisy like flowers in the breeze. In the bioswale, dozens of our native Iris, Blue Flag, dot the lush wetland growth.
Check it all out friends.