Monday, April 21, 2008

Can YOU Contain YOUR Excitement?

Just look at some of the discoveries I made in our yard today!

(This photo was taken of one of my very favorites flowers on May 17.)
Same flower; photo taken today!

Another favorite... Lady's Mantle!

Spring Beauties are everywhere!

Trilliam Recurvatum Beck
Last year I put the little fellow below
in my woodland flower bed
so I could monitor it.
Instead of three leaves, it had five!
(although it had the usual three-petal burgundy-red flower)
This year it has 4 leaves.

Way out in the woods, planted by a former owner of our home.

Out in the woods, again planted by a former owner of our home.

Double Dutch Daffodil - could be "Blond Beauty"

Pulmonaria "Baby Blue"

Pulmonaria "Trevi Fountain"

Pulmonaria - "Milky Way"Two common names: Trout Lily or Dog-toothed Violet

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman's Breeches, close-up!

Just outside the back door... a ton of Lily of the Valley.
I didn't plant it... it was here when we came. It's contained...
Did you know florists charge a MINT for one floral stem in May?
(My daughter wanted it for her wedding a few years ago... didn't get it.)

Another beautiful day!


Lisa said...

It looks like it might be a really great summer for flowers so far. The weather has been wet enough here, but not too much and just enough sun to get things started. It looks like things are looking up in the shade too!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That is one freaky trillium. You have such a nice little colony of the Trout Lilies. This is the first year blooming for mine. I have to go out back several times a day just to see if any of the Tiarellas or Heucherellas have started blooming yet. It is all so exciting!

Shady Gardener said...

Lisa, I'll look forward to seeing the progress at your place! :-) Yep, things are looking up here, too. yea!

MMD, Isn't that a riot? I wonder if it'll revert to 3 leaves next year? Or 5? Or 2? ;-) You've said it all when you say it's exciting! (If you ever need any more Trout Lilies... They run rampant here! We're in the woods!)