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April 3, 2010

April Flowers

Well the showers came in March and everything started to bloom in my yard.  I, fortunately, did not have any flooding...either at home or my work.  My DH's shop was spared but only by the width of the door.  
So now after the torrential rains have watered my gardens and swollen the wetlands I need to get to work.  My DH finished the hoop house today and I planted lettuce.  I'm sure you don't want pictures of piles of pine cones I raked up or plain dirt with tiny seeds.  So instead.....
Summer blooms of Bee Balm.  
I had a large population of these in the west facing bed.  But as the trees around the house got larger and the shade extended there are less and less.  It's wonderful to watch the hummingbirds work these blooms. 
But I do have shade loving plants in the east garden bed.  Mostly ferns...OMG ... do I have ferns.  But I went to a Native Plant Sale and bought one of these at an auction. 
Jack in the Pulpit hides its bloom under the three large leaves.  My original plant has had multiple offspring and I now enjoy a small colony. 
I have found Wake Robin or Trillium in the wild but have never been successful in growing them in the yard.  I will try again this year. 
Trillium are so magical when you find them.  They seem to be a secret that has left for you and when you find them......shhhhh...........don't tell anyone. 



8 comments:

Jasmine said...

You have been so busy and your felted blooms are wonderful. Makes me feel like making some felt :)

karen said...

beautiful, tactile pieces Joei. I hope you are having a happy easter.

ger said...

Your Trillium shows at the first glance why it´s called Dreiblatt (threeleaves) in German...

Tammie said...

Oh, I am so glad that you did not get flooded. That can be such a mess to clean up! Your blooming art is so full of the spirit of flowers, wonderful!

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Puddleduck said...

Oh Joei! They are all beautiful! I love trilliums!- is that a common name for them-wake robin? That's the name of a blog I follow! I never really knew what it meant.....
Happy the flood waters missed you!
Sandi xo

kącik baby jagi said...

Beautiful Spring Flowers!

T said...

That Jack in the Pulpit is amazing Joei, as is the Bee Bam. Good that you have plants all comming to life over there. But all that rain must have been a worry. These flowers are truly amazing.


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