Sunday, April 1, 2012

Signs of Spring for Mosaic Monday

The bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, is flowering in the shade garden. Today the leaves are wrapped around the flower and stem as it is raining and cold. But when the sun is shining and the temperatures are  warmer the leaves will unfurl and the flowers will open to welcome the pollinators. Bloodroot is a low-growing Native perennial in Ontario, it grows from a rhizome and is found in woodland areas. The leaves are blue-green and the single white flower bud appears where a leaf and petiole meet.


What do you have flowering in your garden?
I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.






32 comments:

Deb said...

Your photos are great!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely mosaic and flowers. My yard is usually slow in blooming, I am seeing the creeping phlox, daffodils, redbud trees and my bleeding hearts are looking pretty.

Snap said...

Spring is springing! Lovely!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So pretty. They have such a lovely dainty flower. V

lisa said...

What a wonderful mosaic!
Not much is blooming here right now. We had a week of gorgeous weather, but then came the frost. It's still quite cold, but hopefully things will change soon!
Have a wonderful start to your week!

imquilternity said...

Lovely photographs.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What delicate blooms! We have some rose buds on our rosebushes right now! Our azaleas are finished ...until they bloom again! ♥

Lavender Cottage said...

My double bloodroot has disappeared - wonder if it is short lived? Do you have it Jen?
The single flowers are pretty and I should to see if mine is flowering yet too.
Judith

Vee said...

I have never heard of this delicate flower. It is truly lovely.

Sheila said...

Our farm was finally almost snow free yesterday and I wandered out to see the lilac bushes - there did appear to be buds...but todays heavy snowfall has landed us back in the middle of winter - no flowers here!

The French Hutch said...

What a lovely mosaic using different stages of the bloodroot. It is such a dainty, sweet flower. I'm sure your gardens are lovely. I have my climbing roses blooming now, a little early because of the hot temperatures we've had. Azaleas are blooming along with dogwood. We've had a glorious spring.
Happy Spring and Easter.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Cottage and Broome said...

Great shots. I'm across from you in Michigan and I have bloodroot in my garden too, but mine is pink. Have a great week, Laura

Andi Rivarola said...

Mostly irises of all types, except for spurias. Really loving this time of year.

Lorrie said...

What a pretty and delicate looking flower, in spite of its name.

In my garden there are a few daffodils, some grape hyacinths, forsythia and of course, dandelions!

Jann Olson said...

Hi, beautiful blooms. I have not heard of this flower before. Reminds me a bit of a white wild geranium plant I have. Things are just starting to bloom here. My Lenten Rose opened up yesterday. Phlox, Heather, and basket of gold are just showing a few blooms. Daffodils have been blooming a while. Every day there is something new to enjoy. That's what I love about Spring!
Hugs,
Jann

ann said...

The bloodroot is so simply beautiful. I wonder if it would grow grow in Colorado? Do you think that we have similar climates? we are zone 5. What's blooming in may garden? Daffodils and few tulips--about a mont early, I might add.

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely photos. Spring seems to be early in your part of the world too. Have a nice week and Happy Eastern.

Pondside said...

The ornamental cherries are blooming and there are few daffodils around the house. A little warm sunshine would help!

Heather said...

Lovely mosaic. Don't have any bloodroot in my garden. Right now we have daffodils, pulmonaria, scilla, flowering quince and star magnolia blooming. There are buds on tulips, bergena and lily of the valley (unbelievable!!),

Heather said...

Lovely mosaic. Don't have any bloodroot in my garden. Right now we have daffodils, pulmonaria, scilla, flowering quince and star magnolia blooming. There are buds on tulips, bergena and lily of the valley (unbelievable!!),

Jill Harrison said...

What a beautiful flower! I love native flowers and love to see them from other parts of the world. So thank you for sharing. So wonderful to see the new shoots and buds opening to spring.
Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by my blog to say hi.

Rosie Leavesnbloom said...

What a lovely little plant. I've loads in flower just now including the tulips that are weeks ahead of time.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful bloom! Love the mosaic. Once we get a dry spell I need to go check out what's blooming!

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

What a wonderful mosaic!
Markus

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so pretty. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas :-) You have a lovely blog.

Lona said...

Bloodroot has such dainty looking white flowers Jen. My grandpa use to eat it somehow or someway because he said it was good for him but I do not remember the details now. Forgetful. LOL! A lovely mosaic Jen.Have a wonderful week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Don't think I have seen one before. Very pretty and you did a great job of photographing it also.

pasjonatka said...

i should plant sth like thi in my garden it's amazing!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very pretty. I hope that you have a very Happy Easter season~

Porch Days said...

What a beautiful mosaic this is! Not much blooming in my yard. Tulips will come soon. I have already planted pansies and I love looking out the windows and seeing color.

Savories of Life said...

giveaways up every saturday. come and see . Would mach your spring post

Rettabug said...

I'm not familiar with this flower at all, but it certainly IS pretty, Jen! Gorgeous mosaic, as always.

I've got tulips & hyacinths (both regular sized & "grape" ones) blooming. A few daffs are still out, too. I spotted the very beginning of lilac bushes opening. Our flowering cherry & Bradford pear trees are magnificent!!!
I must find out what the name is of the gorgeous PURPLE flowering trees that I keep seeing all over town. Spectacular!!