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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8436925

Here's what I found on a stroll through my mid-march woodland.
Mother nature is stirring...
First up is coryladlis solida Dietier Schacht

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8436930

Here's a purple corydalis, I'm not sure if c. solida transylvanica or decipiens.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2011
4:39 PM

Post #8436932

This is pachyphragma macrophylla

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2011
4:40 PM

Post #8436934

Pachysandra procumbens

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8436937

Cardamine heptaphylla

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8436938

Anemone blanda

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2011
4:43 PM

Post #8436939

And finally, a hellebore.
Things happen so quickly in spring, it's hard to keep up.
Hope things are beginning to happen in your neck of the woods too!

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bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 19, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8437450

Just beautiful! Do you plant all these or are they native wild plants?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2011
2:05 AM

Post #8437641

I discoverd this.Not wild but blooming.My coridilis is starting. Squirrls have dug a bulb ant its shooting green. My Anemone blanda will be out in about 4 weeks.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8437962

Bariolio, I've been planting in my woodland for years.
Most of my property is densely wooded, so my gardening is fairly confined to the woods.
I've got plenty of natives, too. They're starting just now also, including bloodroot (just starting to bloom), trillium, mayapples are just pushing up, celandine poppies and virginia bluebells are both coming up everywhere, but not blooming yet.

GE, what the heck is that? An iris?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8438049

Iris reticulata John Scheepers bulbs
Strever
Hiouchi, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 20, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8438533

looking good Robin
i planted several bloodroot and they did not come up
i guess they are not compatible with my wooded area :-( too much shade ?
but have noticed some of the natives are starting to poke their noses up
just haven't been able to take picts because of all of the rain

Dick

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 20, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8439624

Nice...you have a lot blooming there already!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2011
2:08 AM

Post #8439846

Weerobin your woods garden sounds special
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
2:44 AM

Post #8442277

Dick, my sanguinaria thrive in dense shade. Mine seem to like poor soil, even with lots of root competition from trees. Here's a spread of them just along my driveway. It's a stretch of poor unamended soil without supplemental irrigation. These showed up on their own.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
2:47 AM

Post #8442279

Here's a curiosity - a bloodroot I bought a few years ago, I don't remember where.
It's supposedly pink. It flowered the first time this year - you can see, it's a bit of a stretch to call it pink.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
2:49 AM

Post #8442281

My scillas are just starting. This is from yesterday.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
2:51 AM

Post #8442284

Puschkinias just starting to unfold - not quite fully open yet.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
2:54 AM

Post #8442287

A double flowering hepatica. My 'regular' hepaticas aren't stirring yet,
but my double is already up and at 'em.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
2:55 AM

Post #8442291

great stuff Werobin
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
2:56 AM

Post #8442292

And finally, my CUTE little trillium pusillum.
He's easy to overlook, since he's so small.
I have him right next to the path, so I don't lose track of him.

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bariolio

bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8443062

Ok, Weerobin, what I want to know is if we bring the food, when can we come visit and get a tour?!! You have an awesome array of flowers. Great job! I'll take some time to look some of these up and see if they'll grow in the shade in Houston.
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8443779

Come on over. But be prepared to bring your gardening gear!!
Since my yard is so heavily wooded, this is the peak of my season.
Woodland wildflowers tend to bloom early spring.
So every stroll through the yard this time of year is like a trip to Disneyland!

Things happen quickly this time of year for me.
Here are some epimediums in full bloom.
These are epimedium brachyrrhizum - they are the first to bloom for me every year.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8443785

Here is the same puschkinia as pictured above - just one day later.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8443787

Lots of other things just popping up here and there.
You have to be careful not to blink - you might miss something!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2011
2:48 AM

Post #8444397

Love those photos.

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