Tag: Bachelor’s Buttons

May Day Basket and Weekend Waterview

Happy May 1st! I’m celebrating with a May Day Basket, hanging on our dock post instead of a doorknob! I’ve been Singing the Wildflower Blues this week, in praise of Bachelor Buttons, also know as Cornflowers, blooming in the field next to my Potting Shed. Ox-eye daisy, a common roadside daisy, popped up this week…

Singing the Wildflower Blues: Bachelor Buttons!

Bachelor Buttons (or Bachelor’s Button) are blooming in my field of dreams next to my Potting Shed. In the southeastern United States, Bachelor Button can be found growing in meadows and fields, is drought-tolerant, self-seeding and therefore aggressive. Here in North Carolina, it’s considered a noxious weed and growing it is prohibited since it quickly…

Bluebottle Flowers for Blue Bottles

 I picked some Bluebottle flowers, also known as Bachelor’s Buttons or Cornflowers, from my field of dreams . . .  Bluebottle flowers grow in drifts alongside daisies in the field . . . It seemed fitting to use blue bottles as vases for Bluebottle flowers:)  And to enjoy for a little nest feathering and  blooming on a shelf in…

Field of Dreams

There is a field next to our house at the lake~ I dream that it will always stay a field. . .  Used for growing & harvesting hay~ it’s also growing Daisies. . . Flowering weeds. . . Cornflower or Bachelor’s Buttons. . . An occasional ladybug. . . Across the field there’s a barn,…