A woman crouched next to a clump of showy lady's slippersThe original plan for this journal was to document my crafting and baking successes and fails, but it turned into an account of what’s happening in the garden. Fitting, I guess, for a blog by crystal and called folia.

I take thousands of photos of flowers and will never have enough time to organize them. Someday, I hope to be able to find real crystallofolia.

I’m a Minnesota master naturalist volunteer who is always on the hunt for wildflowers in my Twin Cities garden and beyond. Ephemerals are my favorite.

Find my Minnesota adventures on my other blog, 87counties.com.

− Crystal Colby Mulry