Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Golden Yellow

The Hoary Puccoons are blooming.  The roots of this plant make a red dye.  I took this photo in the late evening with it's golden glow just about sunset.  For us that happens about 9:10 PM..
As you travel the roads in our area the Hoary Puccoon is easy to see in just about every ditch.   It is a Native Wildflower.

We have had frost and freeze warnings.  The days have been downright cool.
I should buy some flowers for under the bird feeders...perhaps after the weekend.



I saw this pretty sunflower in the hardware store and couldn't resist it.   No watering or weeding needed. Just perfect.
Far Side




24 comments:

  1. I love your sunflower. That is my kind of flower because lately it seems I have a "black thumb". And the only flowers that I don't kill are artificial, or ones someone else has planted. Been cool around here also.

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  2. Frost warnings in June? Now that is cold. I never heard of that particular wildflower. It's raining here after days of sunshine. I don't mind a bit, since I won't have to water the garden. :-)

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  3. What an unusual plant. And who figured out to use the roots of a yellow flower plant to make red dye? I'm always curious about those sorts of things. Chance looks great.

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    1. The Native Americans used Hoary Puccoon as a dye:)

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  4. No watering, weeding, and the frost won't get it! I've always loved hoary puccoon just for its name.

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  5. I love the wild flowers but I like the ease of caring for the last flower.

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  6. Hoary Puccoons... now there is a name you can use when ya need to cuss in polite company!

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  7. What a funny name that is!

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  8. The wildflowers are putting on a good show this year thanks to all the spring rains.

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  9. I enjoy coming here and learning something new about native wildflowers. And that sunflower is cute. Chance really is a beautiful dog.

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  10. It is a striking color. I don't think I have ever heard of the wildflower nor have I seen it.

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  11. Love that flower and I will remember that about the root. Someday I want to dye my wools naturally. I like your style with the sunflower. I may go to that type of flower for when it gets too hot here!

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  12. Hoary puccoon? Now, there's a name that grabs eyeballs. If I were in charge of naming flowers, that's one which would never have occurred to me...

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  13. That's a great shot of Chance with the sunflower!
    I've never heard of this wildflower. It is really pretty in the setting sunlight. We planted a bright orange butterfly weed today. The builder was clearing a lot and we asked could we have it!

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  14. Hi Connie, what a funny name to such a pretty flower. Nice ditch decor, Francine.

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  15. Frost? You have it really rough there. We haven't had frost for weeks, but we're dry. My garden hasn't come up yet. The sun sets here about 9:50.

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  16. Ah - what lovely shots! That big flower suits Chance. It's very cool and rainy here - more like autumn than summer.

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  17. That's quite a name for this pretty little flower. I did look it up and I see that it is in the borage family. Hoary means hairy, of course, but what is a Puccoon?

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    1. "Puccoon" is a Native American name for any plant that is used for a dye:)

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  18. And it can be a festive snow stick :-D.

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  19. I've lived here all my life and you are always teaching me things I have never heard about the native plants. Chance makes the sunflower look even better. :)

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  20. I think Chance set off the sunflower!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

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  21. We've had all sorts of bizarre weather here in Colorado-rain storms all April and most of May. Then we finally got some really nice warm weather, but today it is stormy and we are on a Tornado watch. It will be rainy for another week. Thankfully our flowers and plants are enjoying it, as long as the hail stays away. I love your Chance-he is so handsome!
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Noreen

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie