Enjoying Wonderful Wildflowers In My Garden

Enjoying Wonderful Wildflowers In My Garden
Growing up in central Alaska, summer was short and precious. The long, 8-month night of winter yielded almost unwillingly to a muddy spring, then suddenly summer made its appearance and life seemed to start again. Even Mother Nature seemed thrilled when the days grew longer and wildflowers crowded in to amaze us all, lupine and bluebells, pale wild roses and Queen Anne’s lace. While I don’t plant those flowers in my current California garden, I am still wild about wildflowers. California’s Wonderful Wildflowers I grew up with a deep respect for the wildflowers of central Alaska. We didn’t plant, water, or tend them. They miraculously reappeared year after year despite the permafrost and the winter temperatures that regularly dipped below negative 60 degrees F. (16 C.). So, it’s hardly a wonder that my go-to summertime flowers are always wildflowers. Compared to anywhere, California is rich in fauna, but … Read More