Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday turns into Tardy Thursday!!

How long has it been since you visited Clay and Limestone?  Gail is a fun gardener and blogger and began this meme "awhile back!"  You should click the blossom below to visit her site.  You'll find many bloggers participating in this meme.  Visit their sites!  You may be inspired to create a post, too.  :-)

As for me, I'm featuring a photo of part of my growing "collection" of 

Dutchman's Breeches!
 Dicentra cucullaria

(photo taken April 21, 2013)
Perhaps you can tell their diminutive size by the oak leaf on the ground.

Their preference is dappled sunlight of woodlands, in a fertile loamy soil with abundant organic matter. This plant develops early and can resist moderate frost without damage.

The nectar of the flowers attracts long-tongued bees primarily, including bumblebees, Mason bees, Miner bees.
 The following photos of this "same" collection were taken April 21, 2008

Aren't they so sweet?  

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Gail said...

Thank you for the very kind linkage and joining us this month~Wildflowers are marvelous and you can't beat Dutchman's Breeches for cuteness. I love them.

Shady Gardener said...

I miss our "more-often" visits, Gail. YOU are a busy girl these days!! ;-)

Rose said...

They may be tiny, but such pretty little blossoms. Happy WW, Shady!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rose, So glad you stopped by! I've not been a very good blogger-friend in the past several months or so... hope to rectify that! :-)