November 21, 2017

Houston, We Have a Flower

Bluets - Houstonia caerulea

Pineo Photo - Bluets - Houstonia caerulea

THE WEEKEND EDITION (So big it covers two days)
Is there anything quite like a patch of Houstonia caerulea? This native wildflower reflects the beauty of the sky at toe level, each glowing with a drop of sunshine at its heart. That is the wonder of the bluet. A single, tiny flower is barely a speck amongst other greenery, but this perennial has a tendency to drift and flow, creating striking patches that are the envy of any human-constructed garden plot.