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.
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, 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.
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.
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.