Melanie Lord's blog

Restoring the original American landscape

Each season of the year paints Wisconsin’s prairies with different colors and textures. In spring, lush green grass is accented with spires of white baptisia and whorls of yellow golden Alexander. The height of summer sees the prairie in full bloom—purple coneflower, orange butterfly milkweed, bright blue vervain, yellow cup plant, lavender bergamot—a panoply of colors, spiky flower stalks, waving grasses and broad, leathery leaves.