“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.”
The woodland garden was started almost two years ago. It has a long way to go and it's fun to see it progressing. Last summer, a very nice wildflower gardener was removing plants and gave me quite a few. They have made a huge difference in filling out the space.
The next two plants I got yesterday. My neighbor isn't a gardener and her lawn is full of everything but grass! I spotted the Violets and Bluets and she was kind enough to let me dig them.
|Unnamed Violet that came from my neighbors lawn.|
|White Bluets that I just dug from my neighbors lawn.|
|I know, I'm way too excited about having May Apples! I can hardly wait to see them bloom...pictures to follow!|
|Double Primrose and Pulmonaria|
Here's another plant that I love for it's unusual characteristics. The first picture of the Twinleaf was taken earlier in the week......before we had a good rain that knocked all the petals off before they could open. The second picture I took today and you can see another bud coming up!
|This is another mystery plant that no one can seem to identify. In any case, it's pretty.|
|The yellow leaf bleeding heart that I won at a raffle is blooming.|
|Solomon's Seal is opening|
|Here come the Hosta!|
|I love this Astilbe. The stems and veins are red.|
|Most of the Columbine are budding up.|
|Heuchera is sprouting.|
It's been a great last couple of weeks. I've been able to cut back all the dead stems and do some weeding in all the gardens. That will be a constant battle until we get our order of composted manure. That should slow them down!
In spite of all the progress, I'm a bit overwhelmed. Some of the perennials have had so many babies I don't know what to do. I've moved some of them into clusters but the Needle leafed Coreopsis and Rose Campion are everywhere!
I'm going to add a picture of one spot that the Campion is coming up in so you can get an idea of what I'm up against.
Today, I'm grateful for the fellow gardener who gave me all the wonderful wild flowers!
Happy Gardening, Flower Freak