Wake-robin

30 04 2012

Wake-robin (Trillium erectum), also known as Birthroot and Purple Trillium; photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Yellow Trillium

30 04 2012

Yellow Trillium (Trillium luteum), native plant photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Mouse Ear Tickseed

30 04 2012

Mouse Ear Tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata), photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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Allium Bulgaricum

30 04 2012

Allium Bulgaricum (Nectaroscordum siculum), photographed at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. This ornamental allium is easy to grow, deer-resistant, and hardy to zone 4. They thrive in sunlight and bloom in May and June. Also known as Mediterranean Bells, Sicilian Honey Lily, Ornamental Onion and Sicilian Garlic; native to the Mediterranean.

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Blooming in my garden: Bearded iris

25 04 2012

Bearded iris (Iris germanica)

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Blooming in my garden: Sister violet ‘Freckles’

25 04 2012

The rare and unusual Sister violet (Viola sororia) ‘Freckles’, with heart-shaped evergreen leaves and tiny snow white blooms speckled with deep purple spots, is similar to a wild violet. This hardy perennial likes well-drained soil in full to part sun (mine is in shade for a good part of the day). It’s a great plant for naturalistic shade gardens and it spreads by seed and underground rhizomes. I planted my first bunch a few years ago in an egg shaped wire sculpture perched atop a big urn. This year the plant has escaped from its cage and began spreading on the ground. It returns every year, without fail—a tiny, unassuming, quiet little flower, flying under the radar.

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Someplace cool & green & shady

25 04 2012

I kind of like this ghostly-fern-glowy-greeny-magical-fairyland-shot so I thought I’d share it!

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