Springtime brings the good, bad, and ugly. The good news about prickly ash is that it’s native. The bad news is that it is prickly and invasive.
Fortunately we have more good plants than bad ones. Here’s a white lilac in our garden.
The garlic planted last fall looks healthy.
There was a lot in bloom in Grandpa Neil and Grandma Siggie’s woods on April 21.
The honeysuckle leaves are pretty, and they come out early. Unfortunately, they are very invasive in Wisconsin and are difficult to remove.
It occurs to me now that I don’t know what the quality of the apples on this tree at the edge of the woods is. It’s likely that it is a wild tree since I don’t ever remember harvesting them.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
Springtime in our prairie… it’s always fun to see how much good stuff has spread. Look at the pollen on this bee!
A friend gave us wild lupine seeds several years ago and it is spreading well. It’s neat to see the variation in the plants. This one has darker colored leaves with hairy edges.
Happy spring! May summer not come too quickly.