|North American native Golden Groundsel, Squaw Weed (Senecio aureaus)|
|North American native Woodland Phlox, Sweet William (Phlox divaricata) *see the bees on the bottom right?!|
|North American native Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)|
Wild Ginger was planted both last year and I added another plant this year. The blooms are hidden underneath the leaves. The one on the upper right of the collage is just about ready to open.
|North American native Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)|
Epimediums were added to my garden two years ago but didn't bloom much last year, so this is actually their first year with decent-looking blooms. I have several E. rubrums, sometimes called Red Barronwort, while the E.niveum's (white) have not yet bloomed. While at Carolyn's Shade Gardens I purchased two more, E. x. warleyense (below) and E. Pinnatum colchicum (yellow) (not pictured).
|North American native Epimediums: Top - E. rubrum "Red Barronwort";|
Bottom - x. warleyense "Orange Queen"
2012 NOTE: I've recently learned that Barronwort (Epimedium) is not native to North America. It makes a great woodland plant, however!
My Wild Geranium plant was given to me last year when I visited Janet, The Queen of Seaford, one of several plants she shared from her garden. I love seeing it this year as it not only reminds me of her (along with the Spiderwort that is beginning to bud), but also because it's beautiful in bloom! (We'll see about the Spiderwort...there's an inside joke going on about this one! Perhaps I will share it with you later!
|North American native Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)|
In other news, our pondless waterfall/stream is a wonderful addition to our backyard and we really love having it. We had just the right spot for it and are happy with the results. I've spent a few minutes on a couple of different days, sitting in various locations around it, trying to determine where I would like to place a bench to get the best view and/or to hear the waterfall most clearly. I may need two benches. (Or three!).
|Our new pondless, re-circulating waterfall/stream|
Happy Wildflower Week (as deemed by Gail!) to everyone out there in garden-blog land;-) I hope you're all surviving the wild weather that's been popping up across the country and are safe.
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