Friday, May 6, 2011

Blossoms from the Woodland Garden

The garden is coming to life, but there are not enough flowers to take you on a tour.
But the woodland garden is looking beautiful so lets' go in
 and see what is blooming.
I have some cultivars growing along the tree line.

The King Alfred Daffodils have been blooming for awhile and are almost finished.

Pulmonaria 'Pink Dawn' is flowering and waiting for the Hummingbirds to arrive. 
The should be here any day.

Hepatica flowers are very dainty so be careful,
 they have started coming up on the pathway.

Trilliums are in bud and should open by the end of the weekend.

You will have to lay on your stomach to look at this flower,
it is Wild Ginger.

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot) is almost finished blooming
 but Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex' opened today.
It does not spread as easily as the single and does not
supply food for the bees and ants. But it is lovely to look at.
Bloodroot likes full to partial shade, rich, slightly acid soil
 and average moisture in Zones 3-10.

I am joining Tootsie Time for
Fertilizer Friday.
I hope you enjoyed a walk through the woodland garden.
Have a great weekend!!


Zinnia said...

Underbara bilder! Trebladet giladse jag mest. med sin vackra form och textur. Nästan som en skulptur. Önskar dig en skön helg! Zinnia

Darla said...

Your woodland garden is waking up!

Rettabug said...

Jen, you have the most extensive collection of beautiful flowers I have ever seen! So many are new to me, also.
I must go search your blog for shots of your entire garden...I bet it is amazing!

My sister just emailed me today to tell me her hummers are back. She said one is very big...preggers, perhaps??

Did you recognize the runner pattern in my Cinco De Mayo post? LOL I goofed on my measurements the first go round but in correcting the error, I made a cute *design element*. I have to write up a post about that.

Have a wonderfully WARM week! We finally got to near 70º yesterday & hopefully, will see it again today. I was outside the entire day, digging & planting & raking & sweeping. I ♥♥♥ it!!!


Alison said...

Beautiful! There is not much blooming in my garden yet either. Love your pictures.

Lona said...

Hi Jen. What pretty blooms the Bloodroot has and I really like the pink blooms on your Pink Dawn Pulmonaria. So good to have things growing and blooming.

Autumn Belle said...

Beautiful flowers, lovely blooms. Spring is sweet!

Carolyn said...

I enjoyed my tour through your woodland garden.It is so lovely to see life and color again in our gardens.

Happy Mother's Day,

Dirt Princess said...

Look at that tiny little ginger bud. I love wild ginger. Everything is beautiful. Great photos

Naturegirl said...

Loved each and every image today!Having no experience with woodland gardening I appreciate this series of plants that I certainly will try to find and plant myself! I have gone for walks in the forest surrounding my home and have seen a few of these species..tomorrow I visit the plant store!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend in your delightful garden and Have a Wonderful Mother's Day!

تامر نبيل موسى said...

Good work

I wish you happiness

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I will take the woodland garden anytime -- always loved the shy delicate flowers (now here in Florda, I'm learning to love flowers are lush and bold).

Hope you show the trillium when it blooms.

Beautiful flowers.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your garden is wonderful. We haven't even really started out garden this year, but I can't wait to get out in the dirt and sunshine. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Georgianna said...

Absolutely charming, Jen! I think woodland gardens must be my favorite of all – truly fairy hideaways. My trillium are nearly done but I found a whole new plant the other day which is just budding. I love them and they make wonderful cut flowers – they last for weeks.

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day weekend! – g

Bernie said...

That is one beautiful flower on the Bloodroot! You do have some terrific blooms appearing in your garden.

The Sage Butterfly said...

Fantastic Fertilizer Friday! Your blooms are many many textures.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I have never seen wild ginger. Thanks for the photo. It is very pretty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The delicate woodland flowers are so pretty.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jen
Just looking at your photos, I knew you were lying in the dirt again with your camera!
Lovely macro shots.
Have a Happy Mother's Day.

KK said...

WOW! your flowers are fabulous. Thank you for the sweet message on my first post. I am new at gardening as well. This is my 3rd year. I am so glad to find such experts to learn from.

Karen said...

All the flowers are so pretty. I love every one you have shown here; many of them are native to Wisconsin, too. I have a patch we call our Woodland Bed too, and trilliums, bloodroot and other spring ephemerals have begun popping up, I think this is now my favorite garden of all. They are so delicate and yet tough as nails. Your photography is amazing!

Andrea said...

Hello i'm new here, i am glad i saw you on Tootsie's, because your photos are very beautiful. I am new in photography and am still trying hard to learn. I can't get that DOF yet as my widest f=4, still take a while before getting a new lens. I really love your photos.

PatioPatch said...

Seeing your Spring woodland garden was like taking a step back in time. Beautiful photos though - especially the Hepatica.