flower gardening

Tiger Lilies: a Bridge Between Worlds

The tiger lily is native to china.

In China, the roots are eaten like potatoes.

The Columbia lily is native to Cascadia.

Source.

So, that makes an interesting confluence of cultures possible.

A European garden in the syilx tmxʷulaxʷ at the great fish weir, sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ.

What’s not to love about this coming together?

Even the field bindweed (wild buckwheat) loves it. The green and knotty invader from Eurasia and North Africa.

Fellow Travellers

We can do a lot together…

Sweet Morning Dew

Note the invasive butterfly weed in the background.

 

… with species that can outperform the weeds and fit in.

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