Sunday, April 24, 2022

Spring is Springing, Birds are Singing, and New Plants are Starting to Grow!

I apologize for taking such a long time to create a post on my garden blog.  A year ago, on my early June birthday, my son gave me four native plants for my gardens (!).  

Verbena hastata, which has yet to peek out of the soil.

Plantain Sedge (Carex Plantagenea)


Cup plant
Springtime can be so exciting!
So then, this is what else I have spotted!

May Apples - These natives are plentiful here.. and we’re here when we moved in!
(As are white Dog-toothed violets, Spring beauties, Grape hyacinths, Siberian squill and quite a number of others.)

Trillium - this colony is spreading to “here and there!”

Blood root - I received my first plant from my Aunt Millie a number of years ago.

Dutchman’s breeches - the colony is slowly spreading!

And one more Trillium, a photo of which you might like to know an interesting story!
In fact, you could probably find previously published stories about this particular plant, if you search in my blogging history!  🙃
Meet our friend, the renegade trillium!  When it was first planted in this location, it had 5 leaves!  The following year, it had four and the next year it had three leaves.  During the fourth spring, it again had four leaves.  Ever since, it has grown obediently, with the expected number of three leaves.  Here we are, April 2022, with four leaves and a baby!  Gotta love it!

I can only hope to publish a post again before long.  Thank you for visiting!
Yours truly,

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