Sunday, May 15, 2011

First Garden Bloom Day!

As well as my first post. Let's see how this goes...

Arisaema sikokianum, a Jack-in-the-Pulpit relative from Japan. It lives in my 'Chocolate' garden.

Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ is from a trade I made last year.

Dodecatheon pulchellum, also known as Shooting Star

Anemonella (Thalictrum) thalictroides is one of my favorite spring bloomers.

Saruma henryi, or Upright Wild Ginger

Fragaria vesca, alpine strawberry. These will start producing fruit in a month or so...

Trillium cuneatum (sessile), Toadshade, is another denizen of the Chocolate Garden. I use the Golden Creeping Jenny as a foil to set off the chocolaty leaves and flowers.

Tiarella ‘Mint Chocolate’, can you guess which garden it's in?

Viola riviana Purpurea Group is often sold as Viola labradorica. Yet another chocolate denizen.

Narcissus cvs. I have 7 or 8 kinds of daffodil blooming around the garden.

Also in bloom right now: 
Ajuga ‘Valfredda’ (Chocolate Chip Bugleweed), Antennaria sp. (Pussy Toes), Asarum canadensis (Wild Ginger), Claytonia virginiana (Spring Beauty—thanks Laurie!), Convallaria majalis (Lily-of-the-Valley), Cuphea ignea ‘Matchless’ (Cigar Flower… an annual I started from seed that’s still inside), Dicentra exima (Fringed Bleeding Heart), Dicentra spectabilis f. alba (White Bleeding Heart), Epimedium alpinum f. rubrum, Euphorbia cyparissias (Cypress Spurge… a noxious groundcover/weed), Helleborus ‘Birkin’s Black’ (thanks Shady Character!), Helleborus orientalis ‘Onyx Odyssey’, Narcissus ‘Hawera’, Phlox subulata (bright pink Moss Phlox), Polygonum odoratum variegatum (Variegated Solomon’s Seal, Pulmonaria cvs. (Lungwort… thanks Barb!), Rhododendron cv. (evergreen azalea), Tulipa ‘Queen of the Night’, Tulipa humilis ‘Persian Pearl’, Tulipa sylvestris, Vinca minor (Periwinkle), Viola sp. (sororia? The wild violets are blooming), Viola canadensis

And that's that!

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