a mowed walking path cuts through grassy wildflower gardens
June brings magical color to this ten acre garden in Pearl River County, Mississippi’s Henleyfield Community. The garden was established beginning in 1997 with the intention of preserving and propagating rare wildflower species.
Winkler’s Firewheel at Meadowmakers Farm, above. Notice the tiny orange native bee on the disc of the flower – and also, the black speck on the left ray petal is an unidentified flying insect. Gaillardia aestivalis var winkleri is a subspecies of our woodland Indian Blanket that is only found in a few locations in small populations in the Piney woods of east Texas. Gaillardia aestivalis is a highly desirable garden species.
Winkler’s Firewheel after petal fall
good grasses, Indian grass, above
Long Leaf Pine in grass stage
lace leaf Ragweed
Coral Bean, Mamou
Eryngium yuccafolia with Narrow Leaf Mountain Mint
Kansas (Louisiana) Blazing Star
Narrow Leaf Mountain MInt above, below
bumble bee on Bee Balm
a heaven-scented culinary herb, Sweet Goldenrod, Solidago odora
a rare pollinator species, sweet spearmint scented herb, White Leafed Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum albescens var Malcolm’s Mint
Hibiscus aculeatus, Pine Land Hibiscus
a link to a recently written article on growing Mountain Mints in the Louisiana Native Plant Society summer newsletter by MarcPastorek
I hope you’ve enjoyed me sharing these images of my seed farm with you.