in the coming weeks.
The allium are up in purple and white.
This is a doble blooming iris.
My favorite peony:
It is often mistaken for phlox which blooms later in the year.
Rosebud lips and soft copper eyes
Waited on by fireflies
Crowned with fern and laurel bits.
She's Eo's sister...Hesperis.
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 benchwhere it was peacefulby the silent creek.There were many spring wildflowers including this wild geranium whichwas sprouting out of a rock.
Hippeastrum is my proper Latin name I am so spectacular I simply put others to shame From a large bulb my green shoots will grow I dwarf the other plants I love to be on show With my elevated position I look down on other plants They are tiny in comparison and look like little ants When my tip emerges it contains my superior flower head My blooms can live for three weeks yet other flowers are dead I am the king of flowers I can produce three flower stem My trumpets are enormous, people stand and gaze at them I have no scent for you to smell when I am flowering The intensity of my blooms would make it overpowering Once I've finished blooming I deserve a two-month rest Then I will re-flower for you and show the world I am the best! 05~04~15 My chosen flower - Amaryllis meaning pride Contest:- Picture yourself as a flower – Andrea Dietrich
I love miniature flowers. I found these small flowers in the meadow behind the house. I have lived here for more than 35 years and have never seen them before. The entire meadow is a carpet of these tiny flowers. There were just too many to see. Imagine a whole field of them.
They are least bluets (Houstonia minima). They are also called tiny bluets and star violets.They are a precursor to spring. The flowers are about 1/4 inch wide and grow at the top of a slender stemthat usually branches only once near the middle. The petals (40 can be purple blue, deep violet or white and they have a reddish center and a yellow throat. These are pale violet.A closer look reveals the delicate colors.These tiny flowers are very uniform in size, height , and color. The excitement of seeing themout of nowhere will allow me to look for them every spring from now on - right about the time thatSpring Beauty appears. The least bluet has a large number of common names including Quaker Ladies, Quaker Bonnets, Little Washerwoman, Blue-eyed babies, Wild forget-me-not, Eye Bright, Angel Eyes, Nuns, Innocents
Star of Bethlehem, Venus' Pride, and just plain bluets.