Sunday, November 14, 2010

Green Thumb Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yes, I was taking photos all Spring!

No, you didn't get to see very many of them.

Here is one of my favorite photos from this past Spring (April 17). I know these items are NOT blooming now, but I wanted to share them anyway. :-)

Left foreground: Dicentra 'Gold Heart',
Right foreground: Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells),
Center: Pulmonaria, 'Milky Way',
Back: leaves of Erythronium albinum (Dog Toothed Lily or Trout Lily)
Way Back: little white blossoms - Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty)

Something to be looking forward to again in 2011.


Randy Emmitt said...


I knew it, I knew it you do have a green thumb!!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love the golden leaves Dicentra Gold Heart. What a beautiful contrast with the pink blooms. Pulmonaria is always a winner in the Spring garden.

Patsi said...

Gold heart is nice with the mix.
Spring.... wonderful colors!

troutbirder said...

Some native favorites. I recall several acres of bluebells along a favorite troutstream till a herd of cows moved in....they like them too. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Randy! :-) :-) :-)

Hi Lona, Spring blossoms are welcome for so many reasons!! We share some of our same favorites, I see. :-)

Patsi, This was Gold Heart's first Spring here. It was planted during 2009. Made me very happy!

troutbirder, Do you have bluebells now? I'd be glad to see that you get some! :-) Those cows... lol

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a great time of year to see such lovely spring blooms!! So fresh & bright (unlike what's going on outside...)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rebecca, It will be fun to go through all the photos from this year over the Winter. :-)

Rosey said...

Very pretty! I love bleeding hearts.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rosey, Do yours die back mid-summer? Mine do. I've accepted it, but wonder if that's always the case?

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Ohh, I am so looking forward to spring!

My bleeding hearts didn't die back until early October this year. Usually, it's August or so.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sue, That's amazing about your Bleeding Hearts! I had one that lasted pretty long... but the others are usually gone by August. Hmmm.