Many people are learning about and honoring native plants. Today I am looking at the website for the UW-Madison Arboretum. http://uwarboretum.org.
Karl and I graduated from UW-Madison in 1976. I remember I had one course in Botany and enjoyed the field trips.
We rode our bikes to campus year-round and lived near one of Madison’s beautiful lakes. Then, because of work, we moved to Illinois. There I fell in love with a pond, wetlands, and herons. Here we are by the great Lake Michigan, which has always been a part of our lives.
Family and other things called me home to Wisconsin after many years of full-time work in education. I stopped driving on the freeways and learned a network of country roads. There are many perennials I love this time of year.
We watch out for invasive plants–weeded a lot of garlic mustard from the yard a few years ago.