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Article: Visiting My Garden's Wild Country Cousins: Welcome to the wildflowers of KY

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postmandug

postmandug
Bardstown, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2010
6:49 PM

Post #7802337

I am glad that you enjoyed your trip. We really do have one of the most interesting and beautiful spring wildflower collections of any state in the country. It's wonderful to take those early spring jaunts in the woods and I do it quite often (Even in the snow).

Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky is another excellent book and my main resource when hiking. Try the Red River Gorge in the springtime some year, it is amazing.

Doug

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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2010
7:23 PM

Post #7802455

Glad you enjoyed your trip, Angie...as Doug said, explore more next year. Bet you find others that you will come to love!

Great article, of course! Thank you.

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2010
7:45 PM

Post #7802559

I love hearing from some of the Kentucky gardeners! I'd imagine you all grew up knowing the names of all of these plants, but several of them were new to me!

My college roommate, who was from the Chicago area, used to be greatly amused at my ability to name all the weeds. A few years of walking beans will do that to a person. ^_^

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