The display of blooming Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) has been long and incredible as spring moves along. Our native Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifusa) which survives our -30-degree winters is now sending out new pads and will eventually put forth its yellow blossoms. Meanwhile the prairie lands are deep in new grass after ample spring rains.
Gene R. Stark
A teacher, farmer, trapper, and greenhouse grower. He writes about the outdoors and the people and culture of rural America..