Prickly poppy

Here is a video about prickly poppy, Argemone polyanthemos.  Prickly poppy is a conspicuous plant of the western Great Plains. It is annual that comes up from seeds each spring and therefore is more abundant and visible in wet years than drought years. Here is the...

Celebrating sunflowers

Today I uploaded a new video. It’s just the end of sunflower season, enjoy! A Wandering Botanist: Sunflowers filmed with me by Karen Fournier of Starstream Productions. Follow the link above to see it on Vimeo.

Art in Parks and Gardens

My husband loves art, so one of the goals of our travels is to see art museums and art installations. With that in mind we’ve taken trips with art associations (Denver Art Museum, The Met) and tours that are about art (Art in Japan with Esprit Travel, Art...

Plant books – Reviews

I continually read books about plants travel and history. So here are some reviews and recommendations: Ghosts of Evolution by Connie Barlow. In 1982 Dan Janzen and Paul Martin published an important paper in Science called “Neotropical Anachronisms: The Fruits...

Early Summer Colorado Wildflowers

We have wonderful early summer Colorado wildflowers blooming right now. If you live in Colorado or can visit –don’t miss the chance to get out and see them! We had a wet spring after a very wet fall. The plants of Colorado are usually limited by the amount...