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Category Archives: Sweet William

The Ox-eyed Daisies are just about gone. They started blooming just as we were leaving for Iceland and were almost done when we returned.

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I’ve been up early in the morning to photograph flowers blooming on the farm. It’s been difficult because of the wind. I’ve had a couple of days with minimal wind. There are a lot of Sweet William blooming in the prairie. I think these were planted about 15 years ago when I tried to plant wildflowers in my prairie. After dynamiting the hard clay I was able to get the seeds into the ground. To my surprise I had some beautiful flowers. Most were gone in a year but the Sweet Williams hung on and are now flushing.

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The Gloriosa Daisies are just starting to bloom. I’m not sure where they came from but they are flourishing in the prairie.

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The Sedum are now budding out and blooming.

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About fifteen years ago I planted some wildflowers out in my prairie. Within a couple of years they were all gone with one exception. I found a few Sweet Williams growing. Over the years the numbers have increased in spite of the fact that they are a low growing flower and are towered over by the grasses and other wildflowers.

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