Julie recently went on an early-morning ramble with her iPhone and snapped the following images. How many plants can you name? (Answers at the end!)




















1. Camassia (wild hyacinths)
2. Houstonia caerulea (bluets)
3. Viola striata (white violets)
4. Hemerocallis (daylily), Ajuga reptans (bugleweed), Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Mrs. Moon’
5. Matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich ferns)
6. Mitchella repens (partridgeberry)
7. Epigea repens (trailing arbutus)
8. If you don’t recognize these, you’re daffy!




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  • stepp says:

    We have some of these lovelies, plus clover, thyme, & other unknowns in our lawn. Love it. Trying to find a fertilizer for the lawn (grass) that won’t kill our “grass menagerie” of a lawn. Seems most have some broad leaf killing agent of some sort.

    Any ideas or suggestions?


  • Hi, and thanks for your comment. I’ve never added fertilizer to my lawn; instead, I just mow and let the clippings fall (and also in the autumn I let the last leaf-fall lie and then mow over it). The addition of chopped grass and leaves seems to be improving both my soil and formerly sad-looking grass. I found a website that has great advice for organic lawn care: http://www.richsoil.com/lawn-care.jsp. He recommends a product called Ringer; sounds like it’s worth checking out.

  • mike says:

    nice pictures..

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