Source: New England Historical Society
You May want to plant your own Lupines, after reading this story.
There was a real Miss Rumphius who lived in Christmas Cove and secretly planted lupine seeds to adorn Maine’s roadsides and meadows.
The fake Miss Rumphius was the subject of a 1982 children’s book written by Barbara Cooney.
The real Miss Rumphius is at least partly responsible for the gorgeous show of lupines throughout Maine’s countryside in early summer. The wildflowers thrive in Maine, but they aren’t native to the state. How they got there and spread in such profusion is a mystery explained only by – well, an old lady who was the real Miss Rumphius. Read More