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Spring Wildflowers in Arizona Are Blooming in Profusion.

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Desert wildflowers are abundant in Southern Arizona this spring. The plentiful wildflowers are the result of a mild and wet winter. Here are some wildflowers and blooming bushes that one can easily see now.     California Poppy covers whole hillsides and sometimes mixes with Lupine for brilliant color displays. Its yellow to orange cup-shaped flowers consist of 4 petals. Lupine, a member of the Pea Family, has dense spiked clusters of blue flowers and leaves that are palmately divided into 5 to 9 leaflets. The Brittlebush blooms from November to May and can also cover whole areas along the roadsides...

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Springtime Wildflowers Are Appearing in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

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It is springtime in Georgia and here are some flowers blooming now in the northeast Georgia mountains. Yesterday, on a small hike at Smithgall Woods near Helen, GA, we spotted quite a few Pink Lady’s Slippers in the woods.             These flowers are members of the Orchid Family and are considered rare for the area. This showy flower has a large petal pouch (approximately 2 ½ inches) resembling a slipper that grows on a single stem from basal leaves. Trillium are also starting to bloom. The deep red Vasey’s Trillium and the White Erect Trillium are members of the...

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

The 2017 Sonoran Desert's super bloom wildflower season is peaking in some areas in March, but there are still abundant wildflowers to see for many more weeks to come north, south, and all around Tucson, Arizona. The plentiful wildflowers are a result of a mild and wet winter. Cacti are also just starting to bloom. Bernie and I are enjoying the mild weather and the colorful wildflower displays in Arizona before returning to Colorado’s High Country. Below are four wildflowers and one cactus that stand out from their surroundings and are easily spotted on hikes or along roadsides. One of the most common...

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Linda Nagy, Colorado Author and Artist is now a Certified "Native Plant Master"

After receiving her Colorado Flora Certificate in 2015, Linda Nagy continued volunteering and educating the public about the value of Colorado’s native plants and to help people identify alien invasive plants. In December, 2016 she became a certified Native Plant Master after completing 3 Native Plant Master curriculum courses and successfully meeting the educational contact requirements to receive the certification. “The Colorado Native Plant Society has excellent resources, data bases, and knowledgeable teachers to provide information on Colorado’s more than 2500 different plant species,” said Linda.    While working toward the Native Plant Master certification, Linda and her husband, Bernie...

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide wins top honors at 2016 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Awards Banquet

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide wins top honors at 2016  Colorado Independent Publishers Association Awards Banquet

Bernie and Linda of Fairplay, South Park, CO published informative pocket guide featuring over 270 Varieties of Wildflowers (DENVER, Colorado) August 20, 2016 – The artist/writer couple, Bernie and Linda Nagy received top awards in the Science, and Academic Reference Categories and second place in Illustrations at the 22nd Annual CIPA EVVY Awards ceremony. An Ebook version of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide produced by Yellow Studios also received a first place award. CIPA, Colorado Independent Publishers Association has one of the longest running awards competitions for Indie publishers. Linda and Bernie Nagy are always on the lookout for great photo...

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