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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Flower for the Day What bloomed last week-end II 4-25-17

  White azaleas in the side yard  bloom later than the purples in the front.

 

I love the subtle beauty of the Lily of the Valley.


The iris are starting to emerge.



This is wigelia:


The first of many Sweet William.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Flower for the Day What bloomed over the week-end I 4-24-17

Its exciting in the garden. Here are just some of what bloomed over the week-end. I'll get into more detail about them
in the coming weeks.

This iris is always the first of the new year.


The allium are up in purple and white.


This is a doble blooming iris.


My favorite peony:



Virginia bluebells:



Friday, April 21, 2017

Flower for the Day Hesperis 4-21-17

With the spring rains the wildflowers emerge. Hesperus matronalis is an herbaceous plant in the mustard family, Brassicaceae. It 
lined our trail on our easter walk and is coming up now in the wildflower garden. It has many common names including dame's rocket, damask violet, dame's-violet, dames-wort, dame's gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen's gilliflower, rogue's gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower.

It is often mistaken for phlox which blooms later in the year.





Hesperis

Rosebud lips and soft copper eyes

Waited on by fireflies

Crowned with fern and laurel bits.

She's Eo's sister...Hesperis.

Nicasio Orlando 
   

Don's Blog An Easter Trail Walk 4-16-17



On Easter we walked on a beautiful nature trail in the Meadows area of Innsbrook Missouri.
It parallels a small branch of Charrette Creek. It is of the finest Missouri woods.
There are limestone boulders and a cliff along a gradual trail which has only one steep spot.



The trail came to a wonderful bench



where it was  peaceful


by the silent creek.




There were many spring wildflowers including this wild geranium which
was sprouting out of a rock.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

An Easter Trail Walk 4-16-17

On Easter we walked on a beautiful nature trail in the Meadows area of Innsbrook Missouri. The path is a quiet wooded gentle trail
which parallels a small branch of Charrette Creek. There are
limestone boulders and a cliff.There is one steep area which can be tricky if it has rained.



The trail came to a wonderful bench



where it was  peaceful


and overlooked the silent creek.




There were many spring wildflowers including this wild geranium which was sprouting out of a rock.



My Easter Butterfly 4-16-17

Jan has been painting butterflies  for months and on Easter morning she emerged from her chrysalis transformed into one.


Flower for the Day Ajuga 4-20-17

This year has been very successful for ajuga. This perennial ground cover has been coming up everywhere and flourishing. This is Ajuga reptans. It is also called bugleweed, ground pine, carpet bugle, or just bugle. It is in the mint family (Lamiaceae). 
The flowers can grow quite tall.