Spring 2011

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

This is pachyphragma macrophylla

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Pachysandra procumbens

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Cardamine heptaphylla

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Anemone blanda

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

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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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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?

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Iris reticulata John Scheepers bulbs

Hiouchi, CA(Zone 8b)

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

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Weerobin your woods garden sounds special

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

My scillas are just starting. This is from yesterday.

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

great stuff Werobin

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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.

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Love those photos.

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