Mountain Spring

My last frost date is in May and it has dropped below 20° recently. That is why I am surprised to see some of my wildflowers blooming already. My daffodils, iris, and daylilies are coming up.
Last summer I collected seed from a neighbor’s Wooly Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) and tossed it in my garden. In return, I scattered seed from my pale blue Crandall Penstemmons around their gold Mullein. They will look great and both feed migrating Rufous hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
I was pleased to see tiny Mullein plants this morning. They will get 5 feet or so tall and are planted behind a small evergreen shrub that has gold tips.
Wooly Mullein is a common European medicinal plant that has naturalized in the United States.

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About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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