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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring in My Woodland Garden

Azalea blooms in hot colors . . . 
attracting more than just human visitors.

Daffodils come in more than mere yellow.

A new sprout of the  non-native Japanese painted fern slowly unfurls to display its multi-hued fronds.
A patch of immature Trout lily (erythronium americanum) unexpectedly surfaces in my fern garden. Not long ago, the fern garden was part of a woodland forest.  The Trout lilies must be a remnant of that time.  I can't wait until they are mature enough to bloom.
I'm seeing blue with a mix of periwinkle (Vinca minor) and Grape hyacinths (Muscari).  They grow together on a curved berm built out of sod that has come from flower beds built over twenty years.
What would spring be without violets - thousands of violets?

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6 comments:

Rose said...

Beautiful shots!

Rick said...

Love those azaleas and daffodils ! I have lots of wild trout lilies but it'll be a few more weeks till they're in bloom. I may just post some. again.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Really like those white blossoms ... beautiful place !

Jane said...

Everything looks so alive!

Stephanie Berry said...

Lovely shots--waiting for the daffodils here in Maine. We still have lots of crocuses and chionodoxa.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous dafs!