|2 Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel)|
It's often been my experience that native's are not 'cheap'! They can put a 'dent' in your pocketbook because they aren't always readily available on the market. But I've been working on creating a native backyard habitat for some time now and there a few shrubs, small trees and plants that I've been hoping to get--sooner, rather than later--so I just 'bit the bullet', so to speak.
|2 Ilex verticillata, 1 male & 1 female (American Winterberry)|
|Rhododendron calendulaceum (Flame Azalea)|
|Rhododendron periclymenoides (Pink Azalea)|
|2 Dryopteris marginalis (Woodfern)|
|8 Spigelia marilandica (Woodland Pinkroot), 2 Eupatorium purpureum (Sweet Joe Pye Weed),|
3 Erythronium albidum (White Trout Lily)
|The Trout Lily has some above-ground foliage|
|2 Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)|
|Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhly Grass)|
|Viola canadensis (White Violet), Viola sororia (Blue Violet), Viola striata (Striped Violet),|
Chrysogonum virginianum (Green and Gold)
Sadly (!) I have to make another trip to the nursery to exchange 3 Spigelia for 3 Claytonia. During the visit, we forgot to put the Spring Beauties aside!! I have never had those in my garden and I really want them...so sometime this week or next weekend I'll make a visit to swap out the plants. I will try to fight the temptation to buy more natives while I'm there. I've done enough damage for this month!
Since today is Tuesday, I am almost a week late to Gail's Wildflower Wednesday (held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Clay and Limestone) but I'm going to link to her meme because I'm trying to participate every month this year and don't want 'a little week' to interfere with my good intentions! Thanks for having this every month, Gail!
What gifts have you discovered today? Until next time,
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