This is the high season for blues, above and below.  The skies in October are blue beyond compare, but don’t forget to look down once in awhile: you might see a native gentian in bloom. They’re out there – right now – in high quality grasslands in the Chicago region.  Happy hunting! 

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Dave Coulter

I have been a horticulturist for thirty years working in the Chicago area and beyond. I have lived in Oak Park for over thirteen years. My writing has recently appeared in the journal Ecological Restoration...