Not a milkweedNot a milkweed?Maybe a milkweed Known milkweed (probably viridiflora)The skinny adult leaves of known milkweed. New book The Gardener’s Guide to Prairie Plants by Diboll and Cox mentions many milkweeds first adult leaves are skinny even if the eventual adult leaves are broad. Either that or I got the species wrong. One of two Blackfoot daisy survived earwigs and is now growing flower buds and a few new leaves!Perennial coreopsis begins!Briar was pretty miffed it rained HARD most of the day. So before our walk she curled up in disgust right on my big Liatris mucronata from home. Thanks. The Mexican Sage from Judy is up!A sedge?Partridge peaOldplainsmanMysteryCaliche planter babiesThe tomatoes have gotten a bit sunburnt from past rain with sunlight after, so this time I flicked water off and put them in a less intensely sunny spot. Trying to get them hardened off for planting. Like Briar, Shacks was disappointed by rain and not being out. Paula brought him some favorite juicy grass and he loved it.
I put out two of our three pots of Inland Sea Oats! I also moved the all-red prairie coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) out front to the rain garden and a bunch of Strophostyles (fuzzybeans) everywhere. Culinary sage is at peak bloom in the rainbow garden!Missouri Fluttermill Primrose is very happy after that rain a few days ago!This mystery plant is in the rock garden. I’m hoping it might be a Scutellaria. Penstemon grandiflorus, planted last year from Prairie moon nursery, looks like it wants to bloom this year!
Mystery green bit in caliche planter. Looks suspiciously like a grass but we’ll find out! Maybe something good!The yellow irises from Judy are in full bloom now!One of the two Camassia scilloides has TWO flower buds!The other Camassia scilloides has a much smaller flower bud. The angusta has a similar sized bud that is on a shorter stalk as of yet. The two leaf senna is coming back! This one got big last year and made a lot of seeds. The other smaller two leaf senna from last year is off to a great start this season!I put a lot of Missouri fluttermill primrose seeds in the yellow area of the rainbow garden )near the two leaf senna) and one is coming up! Yay!The dwarf spiderwort continues to bloom! This one has two flowers now! The other individual hasn’t flowered yet. This mystery grass has appeared in many areas under the oak tree. It seems wrong for millet but I don’t remember wheat in the bird seed mix? Any ideas are welcome. iNaturalist suggests the wheat genus but I don’t think there are any native ones here.
Fall obedient plant is thinking about blooming! I think over the winter I’ll move it to closer to the bird bath to get more water.One of the two leaf sennas has buds!!The fluttermill primrose in the rock garden just keeps blooming!!This “live forever” from Judy is budding.I thought this was a plant hopper.It’s insect poop. Technically this is called frass. 😏This fuzzy plant came with some wild onions I got at Mom and Dad’s. I am hoping it might be snow on the prairie!Paula said the mysterious pumpkin was ready.While we were outside, we checked out the cushaw squash. Already longer than Paula’s arm to the elbow!!Shackleton was neutral about the pumpkin.Tuqu was interested in the pumpkin and smelled it carefully.Shackleton was repelled by the fragrant Madhu ras cantaloupe. Tuqu tried to touch it.Today’s two harvests plus the watermelon from the farm share.
The Missouri fluttermill primroses just keep going! I’m wondering if it’s that I’m giving the new Justicia pilosella behind them water? It’s usually just a cup or two.A mystery squash has emerged.The green basils are getting sunscald on their leaves, I think. The amethyst basil are shaded a bit by the mealy blue sage and look better, but also wilt more often between watering.