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A walk in the woods...on a wet spring morning...

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A walk in the woods...on a wet spring morning...

Wakerobin...or red trillium. rather unpleasant scent but a gorgeous shock of red.



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Ooooohhh.., I just love these ! Ordered a few of them from a mail order nursery a few years ago and they are doing great.

4 May, 2009

 

Lovely flower Lori.

4 May, 2009

 

These like the white trillium take seven years from seed to blossom...the white trillium is Ontario's provincial flower and they are protected. these grow in a piece of bush behind our street...

4 May, 2009

 

Great color!

4 May, 2009

 

I just love that it is wild! Its really a lovely thing.

6 May, 2009

 

You wouldn't think that such pretty flower like this could have an unpleasant smell - a bit like those garlicy whitebells that multiply like mad

6 May, 2009

 

Thanks Tg and Gt ...lol! T60: they smell a little like skunk, but only if you stick your nose right in the blossom and take a huge wiff... lol.. otherwise even in large concentrations it just adds to the natural ambience! I have another shot of the forest floor...green and white...with new ferns sprouting...wild ginger...both types of trilliums, erythronium..claytonia...all there creating a lovely understory... but the leaves are emerging and the wild flower's time is coming to an end for this season. it really is a very short period.

6 May, 2009

 

Lori:

This plant has beautiful leaves and flowers. Is it a native?

7 May, 2009

 

http://www.ont-woodlot-assoc.org/sw_woodlandplants.html This page will give you an idea of how prevalent these wonderful wild flowers are... The wakerobin is a terrific maroon red..but they grow dispersed among the more showy white trillium and at best seem like a punctuation mark... when you can find a clump they seem to light up their little corner... great plant. growing totally wild as they have for centuries.

7 May, 2009

 

I'm jealous, have never been able to grow them. I live in Spain now, what chance do I have - oh well I guess I can grow just as dramatic plants as that beauty??

11 May, 2009

 

No need to be jealous, Echeveria, neither have I !! ... these lovely plants are protected wildflowers... and since their life cycle from seed to blossom is seven years..and they prefer the humusy soil of the forest...it's a bit of a trial to replicate in a suburban garden! I've posted this picture because my garden is taking a while to get on it's feet this spring...and I wandered into the woods to look at nature's display... I'm sure the wild flowers of Espania will be a wonderful new subject for you to study and incorporate into your garden! Lucky you!

12 May, 2009



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