Tag: blue vervain

My Native Front Yard – Blue Vervain Watercolor

Today blue vervain (Verbena hastata) is in bloom in the native garden. I absolutely love its flowers. Up close they look blue-purple. From a distance they look purple to pinkish-purple. The actual flower itself is tiny but grows in clusters on a spike. They… Continue Reading “My Native Front Yard – Blue Vervain Watercolor”

Papoose Lake Fun

Recently I stopped at Papoose Lake to have some fun. Oh what fun I did have for sure! Papoose Lake is part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preserves, the Sag Valley area. It’s a quiet little place were few visitors stopped by to fish… Continue Reading “Papoose Lake Fun”

Beauty of Goose Lake Prairie

“Earth laughs in flowers…” Ralph Waldo Emerson Remember when I talked about the colors of a prairie? Look what grows at Goose Lake Prairie, blue vervain wildflowers! How I love the bluish-purple hue which breaks up the over powering green of the vast prairie.… Continue Reading “Beauty of Goose Lake Prairie”