If it seems to you like everything is flowering at once – it’s not much of an exaggeration. Just this week I noticed Common Lilacs in bloom around town – typically a Mother’s Day flower in Northern Illinois. On Tuesday I spied this big old bee hard at work pollinating Bluebells.  And these beautiful odd sights continue to dazzle in this strangely warm season.

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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...

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