Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Searching for the proper plants for the proper spot is fun. Nurseries are some of my favorite places. There, I could spend hours just looking, touching, smelling and dreaming. Being surrounded by rich, vibrant life of green, growing things gives me a boost. The air is so clean and fragrant, so moist and alive. Colors pop, and there are surprises around every corner.

While not strolling through nurseries I am strolling through the yard. Looking, dreaming, wondering, planning. Spring has brought a plethora of wildflowers dappled everywhere in the backyard. Mostly wild garlic and these pretty little white and pink flowers. I'm thinking with the poor soil some of the native wildflowers, like these, should just be allowed to stay. They are so pretty.

They are also quite small and do not bloom all summer, but beds could be created and other wildflowers introduced that DO bloom all summer, or at various times. Why not let these little flowers live where they are obviously so happy?

Do you know what these wildflowers are?

Wild garlic is normally the bane of every yard master. But I'm not a yard master. They have their place. Don't they? Certainly, they have their place here in my blog.

More of the little white and pink wildflowers. So now I'm thinking wildflowers and perennials. Oh! I saw the most amazing native azaleas down the road and I MUST go talk to the owners of an incredible yard! I think I've found my muse!

There is such beauty in the small things. Hattie and Bess are beginning to bloom now and the Chinese Fringe tree is gorgeous! There's one pink azalea in the front yard that is stunning and clearly needs some friends. AND, I found a little surprise in my Boston Fern! Must show you that next! Stop and smell the flowers, however small!


Bo Mackison said...

Ah, softly seen, so well-appreciated, those tiny blossoms that most people never see. We used to call those pink and white flowers "Spring Beauties" but that may be a regional or local name. But they truly are, aren't they? -- spring beauties!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Your sweet little flowers look similar to our snowdrops, which are the first things up here in Colorado. Maybe a cousin? Your photography is beautiful.

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Hilda R.B said...

Love this photos. The softnes and nice colour. Wonderful!

Gaelyn said...

I always support leaving the natives alone. Can feel your excitement.

Steve Borichevsky said...

I'm hopping that we get some flowers popping up here soon. We're having April showers...

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Yes, from recently beginning to learn more about native plants, those are Spring Beauties...the botanical name is Claytonia virginica. They are so delicate and sweet looking;-)


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