Wildflower Wednesday: Blanketflower

What is it about showy yellow flowers? Is it their brightness? Their cheer? The fact that they look like golden bits of sunshine dropped in a meadow or on a hillside? This #WildflowerWednesday we are loving on blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata), another stunner in...

Evening Primrose: Nightly Shows at Nine

Evening Primrose’s Nightly Show by Peter Lesica Broadcast 6.28.01, 6.28.2016, & 7.7. & 7.10.2020 Listen:   In the summer, folks come home from work at their jobs and hang out in their yards – they mow the lawn or weed the garden or have...

Wildflower Wednesday: Penstemon

Is there anything lovelier than the deep bluish-purple of penstemon blossoms echoing the azure of the sky on a summer’s day? Penstemons come in an array of colors, from deep blue to all shades of purple to yellow to white. We have 36 species in Montana, though...

Tenacious Beauty: In Awe of Alpine Wildflowers

Text and photos by Allison De Jong It was a sunny, gorgeous Sunday in late July. My husband, two friends and I had scattered ourselves across the broad alpine meadow of Goat Flat in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, noses to the ground, peering at the myriad tiny...