Last week while driving through Newtown, CT I stumbled on this yellow flower. From a distance it looks like a dandelion. It’s definitely not.
I took this picture March 25 when Daffodils are just starting to bloom. We’re a long way off from leaves on trees.
I checked the
US Wildflowers Database and had no luck finding it.
I’d like to thank Lydia, from the comments below, who told me the plant is
Coltsfoot (). Tussilago farfara
Yesterday I visited a landscape planted last week. While photographing the landscape I noticed the oddest site.
Nestled between a Siberian Carpet (
Microbiota decussata) and PJM Rhododendron ( Rhododendron ‘PJM’) was a thriving pumpkin seedling.
How could this happen?
The compost used to prepare the soil was the composting spot of several years of Holden family pumpkins. The moist soil and ample sun in the new landscape set the seed in motion.
This week I took the kids and dog for a walk and stumbled across a tomato plant (
Solanum lycopersicum) growing in the crack between the curb and the asphalt. A plant’s will to live is amazing. I can’t wait to return this summer for some Beefsteaks!
Last week I saw a wisteria in full bloom weeping from a blasted ledge. No matter how hard I try to create beautiful landscapes mother nature can beat me without trying.
The wisteria starts at the top of the cliff and weeps like a waterfall. It’s stunning.
If you’re driving down Whitney Avenue in Trumbull, CT in early-May keep your eyes open for the wisteria on the ledge between the entrance to Indian Ledge Park and the Route 25 overpass.
The dump truck on the lower left is in the entrance to Indian Ledge Park.