To end the week, on Saturday, June 9 at 10am, I'll be giving a presentation on Nebraska wildflowers at Finke Gardens and Nursery. And don't forget, I do run a native prairie garden coaching business. Ahem.
Also, check out Bob Henrickson's (NE Statewide Arboretum) fantastic advice on planting a mini prairie in your landscape.
Baptisia australis is the species name of a shrub-forming perennial legume. It gets long tap roots so hates being moved, but this also makes it very drought tolerant. I have several cultivars, as well as the species, up on a small incline competing with red cedar roots in clay soil--and the baptisia thrive. I also have many butterfly eggs dotting the leaves right now, but I'm not sure which species of butterfly it is, however, someone sure likes it as a host plant. Maybe sulphurs?
|Moonlight on right, Twilight under bald cypress on left|
|Twilight Prairie Blues|