If you’re looking to ID native wildflowers on the Canadian Prairies (specifically in Saskatchewan), this website has the most amazing photography I’ve ever seen on the subject. We have most of these plants here in Alberta and I know this is a resource I will use over and over again. Even if you don’t live in this part of Canada, you will hugely enjoy the beautiful images. I am floored that these are not yet compiled into book form; I would buy it in a heartbeat.
I somehow missed the name change for African violets and I can’t seem to find out when it was made official (for all I know, it was quite a while ago)…but here it is: Saintpaulia spp. are now more accurately termed Streptocarpus. This article offers a bit of explanation.
My favourite recipe so far this week: this one for Cranberry Muffins. But I didn’t have any oranges, so I didn’t use orange zest or orange juice; I substituted 1 teaspoon of pure lemon extract instead. And omitted the glaze entirely. They were wonderful. I will get some oranges and try them the way they were intended as well.
From the “Toot My Own Horn Department”: I am delighted that my article “Vibrant Viburnums” is included in the new volume of The Prairie Garden! The 2018 book is all about shade plants and was officially launched last week.
Way to go Sheryl! It’s awesome to hear of your accomplishments in the writing field!
Thanks a million, Kathy!
Thanks for the tip about that website.Fantastic.Congratulationd for you “rVibrant Viburnums”post in the Pairie Garden.
Many thanks – I really appreciate it!
Excellent sounding book and the muffins….so good.
Thanks so much, Jean.
sounds like fun….eating one of the muffins while reading your article & sipping some BC wine!……..maybe water instead!
A fantastic plan! 🙂
I’m glad for both the muffin recipe and the ID website. Even a quick glance revealed plenty of “shared flowers” — and congrats on adding some of your flowery prose to the world in book form!
Thank you so very much! Glad you enjoyed the links!
Congrats on the article.
Thank you so much!
They are still Saintpaulia to me.
I hear you! And I will never get past Sedum becoming Hylotelephium and bleeding hearts with the new moniker Lamprocapnos….
These new names for everything are so confusing to me! However, I thank you for the link to the article, Sheryl 🙂 I love the wildflower ID site – what gorgeous photos! Thanks also for the muffin recipe – yum! Finally, congratulations on your article being included in ‘The Prairie Garden’!
Thanks so much! I am so pleased you liked the links! That wildflower site is incredible, the photography just blows me away.