Now is a great time to go outside for a walk and learn a bunch of new wildflowers– all at one time! The fields and roadsides are ablaze with tall, colorful, conspicuous wildflowers. You will not have to hunt for them–many of these species grow 3 to 7 feet tall! Yellow flowers are dominating the landscape, but there are also plenty of purples and blues, whites and pinks. Treat yourself! Go for a walk and enjoy these last days of summer color.
Here’s a sampling of what’s flowering in my neck of the woods. Most of these portraits were taken today at the Deerfield Trail in Blacksburg:
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Is gaura native???
I think so. There is a lot of it flowering on the first half of the Deerfield trail now. It closes late in the day though. It is a pretty little flower, understated, but really delicate.
I can’t tell you how much I love this website! I am on the Conservation Committee at the Garden Club of Virginia and have a 100 acre farm in Orange County with over 25 acres of wildflower and native grass meadows. Your photographs are incredible – they make my heart sing!
Hi Carla! Wow, that is so sweet of you! Thank you for using the site and appreciating my wildflower project. Comments like this make it all worthwhile. Your farm sounds like paradise–thank you for your extraordinary conservation efforts! All the best, Gloria