Thursday, June 4, 2009

What's Bloomin'

The Yellow Ladyslippers (Cypripedium parviflorum) were a little shy this spring. These are Far Guy's plants, it was his "wild idea" to grow them..he was successful. He has two bunches of them growing in what I now call the "Wildflower Gardens" a very wild weedy natural area. This year there were five blooms on one plant, and two on the other. . This plant is native to Minnesota. We also have them growing along the back drive, but those bloom much later as they are in deep shade.

Show me your bloom..please.

Nope not today either..still hiding.

TA DA! Finally! Slowpoke shy slippers anyway.

What else is blooming? The Trillium, no not a gorgeous thick bunch of them, but one very lonely Trillium growing along the edge of the woods. To tell you the truth, I appreciate this one small bloom every spring much more than if I had a whole forest full of them. If I had hundreds of them I would just take them for granted.

The Bleeding Hearts, no not the classic ones..instead..this little one with beautiful blue/green foliage. She is Dicentra exima..and she has a secret..if you water her and remove her spent flowers she will bloom all summer. If you are a lazy gardener like me, she will re seed all over..:)


DayPhoto said...

OH! Beautiful! We do not have such lovely blooms here so seeing these was a real treat!


Emma Rose said...

Our neighbors showed us 2 Trillium plants growing near their creek. The Duchess had never seen one before. Your Yellow Lady Slippers are so pretty. We have Bleeding Hearts but they have a much smaller bloom than yours. The detail in your photos is fantastic! Right down to the “veins” and the “fuzz”. (I’m pretty sure my terminology is wrong, but hey, I’m a dog, remember?)

Kisses for Chance!!
Emma Rose

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Becca's Dirt said...

I like the bleeding heart and that it is different. Buddy sends his hello to Chance.

tipper said...

Pretty blooms-we have the same wildflowers around here-but I've never seen that kind of bleeding heart-neat.

flydragon said...

I love these new little bleeding hearts. I bought one last year called "King of Hearts" It grows in sun or shade and bloomed all summer. And it's blooming now! Mine has the regular shaped flowers though and I can see that yours are a bit longer.
Love those ladyslippers too, although I think that lady must have some pretty big feet:)

The Retired One said...

I love these photos! We went out in the woods today to catch more shots of the Trilliums. I wanted to get them toward the end of their life (when they turn pink). I'll be posting them soon!

Anonymous said...

Such pretty flowers. Wishing you all a very good weekend.

L. D. said...

Great job on those lady slippers. I just saw a show on create network on orchids and he wss growing the showy pink lady slippers inside. I think he bought them from a catalog as I know you can't dig them from native areas. I am impressed with yours. Good job Far Guy. Neat bleeding heart that I have never seen.

RURAL said...

Now there is a great blog name....the lazy gardener. At least that one should come with a gin and tonic.

Love the lady slippers, they are stunning, actually you know that I love everything.


Anonymous said...

They really do look like slippers!

I think my whole garden is a Wildflower Garden! ;-)

lilly said...

Your wildflowers are beautiful. The ladyslipper must have very wide feet. Reminds me of my own feet. The only flowers I have are on my deck in pots but they are very pretty. Lilly

Fenway said...

What lovely photos on my dreary, rainy day. Wildflower gardens are our favorite right now.

I adore trilliums and they are so rare around Maryland. We have the same variety of bleeding heart and LOVE it. Ms. Alpha planted blue forget-me-nots under it and they are a stunning pair.

Thanks for the smile today!