Monday, June 8, 2015

First of the Lady’s Slippers

The small Yellow Lady’s Slippers are blooming in the Wild Gardens.

Yellow Lady Slipper

Cypripedium parviflorum

This is the first orchid to bloom in our area.  The ones in the wild gardens always bloom before the ones in the woods. These particular orchids were grown from tissue culture in a laboratory in Bovey Minnesota.  Far Guy planted them in the wild gardens many years ago.

This is one of my favorite plants.  So far there are six buds…but I think there are more to come.

It rained really hard on Saturday we got 1 1/2 inches of rain so we are officially out of the drought we were in.  I have to mow the lawn every five days…seems like I barely get done and it needs mowing again.

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26 comments:

  1. I love your Lady Slippers! Can't wait to see more pictures of them. I have tried to keep my lawn mowing down to once a week. Even that is not enough. It has been growing way to fast for me. Happy you finally got some rain.

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  2. They remind me of you, every time I see a picture of them. Plus they are your profile picture. When you sent me a batch of cards with a giveaway I won years back, the only one I haven't parted with is the slippers. They are YOU :-)

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  3. So glad to hear you have gotten some rain to end the drought. We are getting some rain too and will get more this week they tell us, ending our drought here in the Twin Cities of MN. Your wild lady slippers are beautiful.

    Shirley H.

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  4. Beautiful bloom photo. It's been raining a LOT here, too, and I'm getting a bit weary of the overcast skies.

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  5. LOL about the la n. Same thing here! The Lady's Slipper is so beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful ladyslippers - a good week ago I didn't see the yellows in the ditches yet (I better go look again) - yesterday I looked and looked both ways when heading west to see any :( saw only ditch construction in the areas I usually stop. Will be out looking some more in the next few days. We are mowing a lot too

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  7. Beautiful flower:) We have been fairly dry here, but the grass is still growing. Seems like Larry is mowing lawn, fields, or pathways just about every day.

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  8. Those lady slippers are lovely! Thanks for sharing your photo.

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  9. It really is an amazing looking bloom.

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  10. The yellow lady slippers are one of my favorite wild flowers. I have to get out in the next few days to catch a photo.

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  11. Your making me homesick for Minnesota. Pink Lady Slippers are next and the tall spiked plants with many blooms will fill the bill. Lupines, yes, I pulled it out of my small brain cells. Now we need to see loons and swans.

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  12. And the showy pinks next?....:)

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  13. Beautiful flower(s)...it's amazing that such a delicate flower grows wild. I'm glad you're out of the draught with all your forests and trees but I know what you mean about mowing so often...me too! And it's getting really hot here and humid...ahhhh.

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  14. Yup, ours are blooming snd the bigger ones coming along, so pretty.Blessings Francine.

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  15. Ditto here. Our Ladyslippers have been blooming for a week, and the lawn needs mowing very five days!

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  16. Beautiful, the one on the right really looks like a slipper!

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  17. Wow...I wish a simple day's rain could get us out of the drought we're in. Wouldn't it be nice if "share" were a rule for Mother Nature as well?

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    1. It took 12 inches in about two weeks to free us from the drought:(

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  18. Hi there. Lovely flower pics. I've been blog surfing and came across yours. I'm intrigued by your ugliness blog from a few days ago. Going to hop to that now

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  19. I also think of you when I see ladyslippers. :)
    Yes. We went from drought to soggy, sloppy, wet with flood warnings.

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  20. I don't get to see Lady Slippers here in the "cities", but I do remember seeing my first pink one in the woods Up North. Your yellow ones are pretty.

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  21. I think those are one of the most beautiful wild flowers in nature. Lucky you they grow there.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

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  22. Oh, the Lady Slippers are so wonderful!

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  23. Those are super lovely, you have great gardens and I'd love to see more of you "wild gardens". We apparently had rain the entire first week I was on vacation - should have seen what I had to mow!

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