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Wildflowers in Your Landscape: Joyce Coomer photo series

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Joyce Coomer is sharing a fabulous collection of wildflowers used in her landscape. They are being posted startting today and will be linked to this album.




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Wildflowers in Your Landscape: Milkweed is a win-win-win



2014-07-19 - Fairplay, KY - Photo by Joyce Coomer. Joyce Coomer shares this photo of a butterfly on an orange flower - maybe milkweed - taken in her lawn, which is carefully landscaped with mostly wild flowers. With milkweed, home gardeners have one of the most beautiful flowers known, they attract more butterflies, and, in the process, the countyside has more butterflies helping with pollination - a win, win, win proposition. Coincidentally, milkweed is one of the native plants being offered at the Farmers Market on the Square by Alicia Bosela, today, Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8am-1pmCT. Update Heather Evans writes that the flower is in the milkweed family, It is called butterfly weed or Asclepias.
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Wildflowers in Your Landscape: One of the Prettiest of all



2014-07-19 - Fairplay, KY - Photo By Joyce M. Coomer.
Joyce M. Coomer sends this landscape beauty, a dandelion, in her series, "Wildflowers in Your Landscape." More and more people are appreciating pleasant, natural lawns with dandelions, violets, clover, all of which make lawns easier on the eye. They're beautiful, why fight them?

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Wildflowers in Your Landscape: A butterfly bonus



2014-07-19 - Fairplay, KY - Photo by Joyce M. Coomer.
Butterflies are a wonderful bonus when native wildflowers are part of the landscape. Additionally planting native wildflowers means the butterflies are much more like to be benefitting from natural foods needed in their migration, whereas non native plants may not be. (ID of the butterfly above would be appreciated) See: Vonnie Kolbenschlag identifies butterly as Red Admiral

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Wildflowers in Your Landscape: Blackeyed Susans



2014-07-19 - Fairplay, KY - Photo by Joyce M. Coomer. In July and August vast acreages are often a sea of yellow, solid with blackeyed susans. They're also gorgeous under more controlled conditions, in a formal landscape setting.
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