Thursday, April 11, 2013


I love all of the surprises that come with spring. My memory is fading and I can hardly remember what I planted last fall. So, when these treasures come up and bloom they are like Christmas presents. Even the plants I know are coming feel like gifts when they bloom. Each night we talk the garden to look at what’s blooming and what’s about to. It’s like an Easter egg hunt for gardeners!

Trillium grandiflorum
large white trillium

Mertensia virginica
Virginia Bluebells

Sanguinaria canadensis

All of these spring ephemerals provide an early nectar source for butterflies and other beneficial insects. 

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