Monday, April 27, 2009

In Bloom this Week!

This morning, I went out and took pictures of plants just now blooming in my yard.

These poeticus daffodils represent the grand finale of the daffodil season. Generally among the last to bloom, they are lovely to look at and smell fantastic.

This triandrus daffodil smells good too.

Primroses bloom among the sweet woodruff leaves.

Tulip season is almost over, these two are among my last to bloom.

Trillium or wake robin blooms in the wooded backyard.

I don't know the name of this wee, little woodland Iris. It was given to me by my friend Marty. This plant has become comfortable in the site, blooming the best it ever has.

Primarily Chinese in origin, epimediums are more frequently cultivated in the Far East. They grow well in shade, with handsome foliage and often twice yearly sprays of flowers. Many species are alleged to have aphrodisiac properties, hence the nicknames horny goat weed and rowdy lamb herb.

Bleeding Heart

Variegated Solomon's Seal

These lily of the valley originally came from my mother's yard in Wisconsin. It was one of her favorite flowers. Finally, they have spread enough, that some can be cut and taken inside to appreciate the sweet fragrance.


And a pirate enjoying a well deserved rest, after pruning the butterfly bushes. Apparently, he needs to be slightly more careful with his cutting implement or those bushes put up one heck of a fight.


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