What a wild, wet and wonderful spring! I retired from fulltime teaching and we had a fantastic gardening spring. Here are a few goodies from the garden and my greenway walks. The violets above are one of the first blooms you will see; they are pollinated by ants!
The big meadow on New Bern Avenue was filled with buttercups.
a stand of purple vetch in Chapel Hill
Red clover, like all legumes, adds fixed nitrogen to the soil with microbial help.
An escaped spider flower on Buckeye with tornado damage in background. We will be back soon with Buckeye tornado recovery and much more. in my (early) retirement, I am seeking gigs with book arts, educational services, and of course appearances as the Raleigh Naturalist! let me hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your summer! Best, John