Liatris spicata for Corte Eremo.

Dense Blazing Star. Now that’s a name… another funny one is Prairie Gay Feather. Frank Lloyd Wright loved them. Bees do, too. I’m not sure what I think of them, but they are an interesting shape. Funky purple wands. They did well at the castle.  

It was almost dark out when I was photographing these and sticking them in the ground. That’s why the images are kind of blue and blurry.

Liatris spicata (Gayfeather or Blazing Star)

Another American prairie flower - not native to these parts. How wrong of me. I should confess I also listened to some South American music whilst driving to Rome this past weekend. How bold. I should have stuck with Vivaldi, but I was falling asleep!

Last year I made fun of FLW when I posted this flower that he so adored. This year I’ll not even bother telling you who he is… not a gardener, for sure!