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Follow I LOVE clematis, it’s one of my favorite summer flowers! I just got a new fabulous clematis plant this spring for my pollinator garden. I’m looking forward to incredible clematis blooms all summer long this year. Of course I have a few things I need to do to make sure that happens! Clematis is ... Read more
These are actually bird's-eye, also known as speedwell (Veronica persica) that I found near Goshen Creek on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They're really quite tiny, smaller than bluets in fact, and their beauty often goes unnoticed. If they had feelings they likely would suffer from the "Godzilla" syndrome as people tromp through them unknowingly. Those ferns are only 3 to 4 inches in length, which should give you a sense of scale.