Thursday is here!
Thursday nights are “Ilex Nights” as my husband goes to play in his pool league. These nights are usually reserved for blogging, sappy movies or GNO (girl’s night out). Tonight will be blogging. Blooms opening up like crazy here!! In all honesty, these ‘Blooming Flower’ (phenology) posts are the easiest to spew out. Name them (very few boggle me now) & link to two years of past info, done. Nature stops for no one!!
Although, I guess I hadn’t though about all the work (and DANGER) I put myself in to gather these photos. Have you ever played ‘dead car’ (hood-up or bonnet to my followers over the pond) to get a photo of a plant from the side of the road? Yup, that was me you honked at and flipped off… 😉 Or how about the time I noticed a tick in my ear and a class-full of horticultural students were too freaked out to help remove it. Kids these days are weak!
No worries though. I will continue to throw myself into the way of danger to bring you, my dear followers, these flowering posts, even if it kills me 😉
Click here to see last years blooms and/or 2013’s.
Helleborus ~ Lenten Rose – Not sure of flavor
These are my apple blossoms. If you wanted blemish-free apples this year, the time has passed for spraying now.
This is my shade garden now. It is flourishing with life, as in general, shade garden plants do receive some sunlight when deciduous (leafed-trees) are leaf-less. In this instance, my apple trees are the added shade to the area. Here there are very few weeds, however, I do need to take back the aggressive Lamiastrum ‘Herman’s Pride’ ~ Archangel (the yellow flower/variegated foliage) and the Viola blanda ~ Sweet white violet.
Dicentra Spectablis – Bleeding Heart – Hand’s down another favorite of mine.
Uvularia grandiflora – large-flowered bellwort or merrybells
Asarum canadense ~ Canadian Wild Ginger – This is not the type of ginger you spice your cookies with…
I spy with my little eye.. These are very small blooms.
Aquilegia ~ Columbine – Not sure of flavor
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl