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Wild Beauties

June 26th, 2014

We have power lines that go through the front of our property. The company is down there working every now and then, most recently they put in new power lines. They made a bit of a mess down and really tear up the natural flora. As I drove by the other day I spotted color out of the corner of my eye and stopped to check it out on my way home. This is what I found:
Sheep Laurel 2
When I got home I looked up in my copy of Native Plants for Your Maine Garden and I identified it as Sheep Laurel.  What a beautiful and interesting plant, I’m so glad I stopped and identified it. I’m so glad I purchased this book!
Sheep Laurel 1
You’re not supposed to dig up wild flowers, but I’m debating rescuing this one. Since it’s on the power lines it will be sprayed with herbicide or be driven over by the atvs and trucks that like to ride up and down the lines.  If anything I’ll try to gather a few seeds when I see them to try to get them going up here on the hill.

Do you have a local plant identification book for your area?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.