Sunday, May 5, 2013

Trilliums as far as the eye could see...




at the property of the Acorus Restoration Native Plant Nursery, the trilliums (trillium grandiflorum) growing in the greatest numbers I have ever seen... we walked for what seem like forever under the leafless hardwoods and amongst the mayapples (podophyllum peltatum)...



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Meanwhile, in my garden...



one of the first plants to sprout in my garden is the many hosta species...


but the hostas in this location were given too much sun last year so they shall be moved...

some holes were dug in a shaded location under the black walnut tree, Diabolo Ninebark (physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo') and various other shrubs...


planted, mulched and watered...



Monday, April 22, 2013

First signs of spring...

"Wake," said the sunshine,
"And creep to the light."
"Wake," said the voice
Of the raindrops bright.
The little plant heard
And it rose to see,
What the wonderful,
Outside world might be.

in a local forest, new life is beginning to spring forth... Hepatica (hepatica americana), is one of the first wild flowers to sprout from the cold earth...