Chicory is a beautiful flower. It grows wild around here and I planted a lot more in my pastures which has reseeded nicely over the years. It comes in many colors and has a very long blooming season from July through October, late into fall past hard frosts.
The pigs love eating chicory, we can eat it and as a beneficial side effect there is scientific research that shows that chicory reduces or eliminates boar taint in pigs.
It also is one more good flower for all those pollinators. I counted twenty seven different species of pollinators including many species of bees in our pastures. I purposefully plant lots of different types of wild flowers for the bees.
Chicory is one of those flowers that has a significant color profile in the Ultra-Violet part of the spectrum so unfortunately cameras don’t capture the true vibrancy of the flowers.
Outdoors: 83°F/68°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 73°F/72°F
Daily Spark: People with Alzhiemers are not useless. As long as they have their basic reading and writing skills along with speech they can do phone work transfering information onto forms. They don’t need long term memory for that, just a script to follow. We need to as a society recognize more about how an old dog can continue to function and help the pack.