Finally got the video compiled from our trip to the Ozarks! Thanks to Elizabeth C. for her awesomelatudinous videographer skills! Enjoy a little nerdy fun with plants, an overzealous plant-a-holic, and a video camera!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today concluded my plant-driven outing to the Ozarks with plant pals Josh and Elizabeth. Part 4 proved to be the most fun and most exciting of the trip, thanks in large part to the invaluable assistance of Susan Farrington and Dan Drees, local botanists and wildlife experts who own several hundred acres of prime Ozarks […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The phrase “cardio workout” took on new meaning for me today. We hiked Porphyry Mountain north of Eminence today, a 1,000 foot peak (it’s an Ozark mountain) with steep trails and weather-beaten woods. An “inland hurricane” as locals call it, ripped through the area about a month ago sending trees and power lines down throughout […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hello again from the Ozarks! What a great day today! Within minutes of starting our trek this morning we were immersed in two of the species we’d set out to find. The energy of the day, fueled by clear skies and a light breeze (which thankfully abated, albeit briefly, the stickiness of the humidity) couldn’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Josh and Kelly check out an awesome specimen of Callirhoe involucrata Welcome to the Ozarks! The Plant Driven crew (which includes yours truly, Elizabeth Childs, and Josh Schultes) will spend the next four days tramping about wild lands in Shannon County, MO in search of great plants for American gardens. Here are notes from today’s travels: […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nine days and counting before the Ozarks trip… So I just couldn’t help but satisfy the itch to check out some native plants by tromping about my local haunts over the weekend. Of particular interest this time of year in nearby swamps and wet prairie remnants is Iowa’s only native iris–the Virginia iris (Iris virginica). […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I think it goes without saying that I’m plant driven. Some would say driven to the point of madness, but then they really don’t know many plantsmen then do they? As alluded to in my last post, I’m going to start blogging about my plant hunting experiences. At my core (root, haha horticultural pun), I’m […]Continue Reading... No Comments.