The Time of Blossoming
May 27, 1873
On this day, out of Pratt’s Junction, Massachusetts, there was a detailed post about how to make a floral clock.
“Please tell the girls if they think country life dull... they can pass many happy hours… studying the plants about them.
I saw it stated that Linnaeus had what he termed a floral clock, and a few of the flowers forming it were given with their time of blossoming: Yellow Goat's Beard, 3 a.m.
Chicory, 4 a.m.
Sow Thistle, 5 a.m.
Dandelion, 6 a.m. ;
Lettuce and White Water Lily, 7 a.m.
Pimpernel, 8 a.m.
Field Marigold, 9 a.m.