Tuesday, April 17, 2007

April Wildflowers

A few of the flowers that have bloomed in the last few weeks:


Spiderwort (Tradescantia sp.)


Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)


Fire Pink (Silene virginica)


Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans)


Yellow meadowy flower I didn't identify


Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata)


A largish Pennywort (Obolaria virginica)
Compare to more normal size in this post.

20 comments:

meresy_g said...

Oh my. You are making me wistful. When will spring come here? Tha calendar says it started almost a month ago, but I've seen neither hide nor hair. Love the fire pink. Wonder if I could grow that here in south central PA?

robin andrea said...

So lush and colorful. The richness is a feast for my eyes. Beautiful.

lime said...

oh i really liek the jacob's ladder. and if you ever figure out that yellow meadowflower let me knwo, lol. we have bunches of them when they bloom.

Cathy said...

Ah . . . Sigh . . . Beautiful, beautiful. Your lovely pictures will have to tide me over for now. Sigh . . .

Rose Connors said...

Gorgeous photos.

catherine said...

I name it Meadowy jasminae.

What glorious pictures. If there is a heaven, it must be where you live.

kris said...

Thanks for the pretty flower photos - a treat, since stuff here is just barely starting.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

What great color. I keep looking at the silene and thinking that maybe I should grow them... do they have very good presence in general?

Kylee said...

We were walking through our woods earlier today and I found a wonderful meadow rue. I'll be relocating it to the shade part of my garden soon. The woods is chock full of trillium and trout lilies right now, as well as spring beauty.

You have such gorgeous pictures! I found a fire pink in a very remote location last year and got so excited. You don't see them much here, even though they're native to our area.

Thank you for posting these wonderful pictures!

KFarmer said...

Your picture taking talent is what Robin said- a feast set before my eyes :)Beautiful

Rurality said...

Thanks everybody!

Meredith, here is the profile for them on Dave's Garden: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/2633/ . According to that, they're hardy to zone 4.

Robin Andrea, it seems like the later in the spring, the brighter the colors of the flowers are.

Lime, the problem with the yellow flower is that there are a LOT of different ones that all look similar!

Cathy, I told somebody yesterday, when you're enjoying spring we'll be sweltering and covered up by gnats and mosquitos. :)

Thanks Rose!

Catherine, if it only smelled like jasmine! My brother says that this place looks better in pictures than it actually is, LOL.

Kris, I love watching the progression of spring on blogs!

Blackswamp, since I don't technically have a flower garden, I can't really say... They do look gorgeous in the woods of course. Check the pics on the Dave's Garden site I mentioned above and it should give you a better idea of the whole plant. I think I have another wider pic of the whole plant - I'll try to find it and post later in the week.

Kylee, trout liles are one thing I can't seem to find here on our property. Very aggravating since some of the conditions seem ideal. I'll have to plant some when we make an actual garden!

Thanks KF!

Ki said...

Wow, wow, wow, I like them all but especially the Rue Anemone, Jacob's ladder and pennywort. You always have interesting plants.

lisa said...

LOVE the photos! I get more excited about wildflowers than I do shopping for flowers...they're like tiny treasures that you find by accident-cool!

Trailhead said...

Ooooh, the fire pink....

vicki said...

Beautiful sampling of Spring wild flowers! Makes me long for that season in Michigan. Down here in Florida everything has just plain started to GROW. Thank you for these fine photos.

Aren't wild turkeys wild? All ungainly and silly wandering about the yard. We have an egret here who regularly sits on the car roof to relieve himself.

Floridacracker said...

Don't you mean if only Jasmine smelled like a flower?

Sonia said...

Just beautiful and stunning flowers!

catherine said...

Catherine, if it only smelled like jasmine! My brother says that this place looks better in pictures than it actually is, LOL."

I named it for Jasmine the lovely pup, not the flower.

And if it's only a fraction in reality of what it looks like in your photos, I'd be quite satisfied.

Anita said...

What a lovely collection of wildflowers!

I am just passing by to thank you for your nice comment on my pottery balls. I am glad you liked them. I am currently working on more balls and as soon as they have found a new home in our garden, I'll try to post some sort of tutorial. I got so many queries of blogging friends who asked me how I did them... ;-))

Happy week-end and warmest wishes from Germany!
Anita

Paintsmh said...

Oh they are so pretty. So far all we really have are Crocusses (spelling?), and the Daffs are starting to come a bit. I am just so envious. I can't wait for all our flowers to start really coming on.