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!
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... More by Dave Coulter