Browsing All posts tagged under »Wildflowers«

Maryland Wildflowers of Spring and Summer

May 4, 2009


You can see the progress of spring (and soon summer) week by week, as Maryland’s wildflowers make their brief annual appearances. By the beginning of May, dandelions are already an old story. They’ve been everywhere for weeks. The first dandelions started going to seed by the second week of April here in West Ocean City, […]

Spring Wildflowers in Ocean City

April 8, 2009


Spring brings so many different wildflowers, blooming week by week, throughout Maryland. Many wildflowers are so small and humble that it’s easy to overlook them. This picture of delicate blue ground-cover wildflowers was taken in Ocean City on Palm Sunday.

Maryland Summertime Blues

June 19, 2008


The tide of purple clover has crested on Maryland hillsides, and is beginning to fade. The little white clover that thrives in mowed lawns will be with us through the dog days. The orange day lily arrived in mid-June. It will peak on July 4, and disappear before August. We have experienced one June heatwave; […]

Spring In Maryland – April Wildflowers

April 30, 2008


Today is the last day of a rainy and chilly April. Spring in Maryland is into its eighth week, by my calculation. It’s been a fast-changing kaleidoscope of colors, white and pink and yellow and lavender. I noticed my first buttercups on Monday. Petite yellow buttercups are among the the prettiest of wildflowers. But all […]

Spring in Maryland – First Wildflowers

March 10, 2008


Frost covered the rear window of my Honda at 7:30 Monday morning in Olney. The clock in the car said 6:30 a.m. (The owner forgot to spring that clock forward to daylight saving time. He forgets every year.) Whatever time you’re on, it was early morning after a seasonally cold late-winter night. Frost on the […]