Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Spring flowers!

Yellow Wood Poppy

After yesterday's bear encounter, I confined myself to the garden!

I love this time of year when the garden wakes up. My Orchid cactus was a gift from Nancy, and it likes being out in the sunshine.

 I have some plants that were new from last year. I'd forgotten about the jack-in-the-pulpit in that post. I hope it sprouts. They are from a native and rare plant nursery in southern Ontario. This Wood Poppy is one of the plants.
Marsh marigold - poisonous
Lilacs are ready
Orchid cactus

Linda, AKA Crafty Gardener, has kindly ID'd the last flower as giant allium. I really don't remember buying them (there are two), let alone planting them!

The red trillium in the woods are still blooming. Nancy, my friend in Muskoka, writes about the difficulties of trillium spreading, as they depend upon critters, like ants!

The white trillium, in the garden, had a bit of a trim. This is a consistent story! At least they left me two blooms this year. Last year, Daisy guarded them for me!
May 2016

Daisy, fern, trillium, 2015

May 2014

Last year, I planted two apple trees, the last two that sat on the lot at our local nursery. Bambi has trimmed them, but they survived! I placed broken pine boughs around it to discourage them.

My horse chestnut has flowers this year. It didn't do well last year. It is heart-warming seeing everything come back after winter.


Hilary said...

Gotta love this time of the year when everything reappears after such a dull period. Great pics, my friend.

Powell River Books said...

You've finally got spring blooms. My daffodils have been gone for over a month now. In fact, I just cut down the leaves and am reusing the surface soil for some garden plants. - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your flowers are as pretty as any in a Nature Park; I can't get over how much you have there on your very own property.

Gill - That British Woman said...

love primroses a very British plant.

William Kendall said...

The tulips are my favourite.

Red said...

Good for you that you know the names of all your plants.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty variety of flowers. I also love the ferns!
Pretty post. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Debbie said...

awwwww, spring is in the air and waking up the gardens. your iris plants are beautiful!!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
such little gems of Nature peeking through! YAM xx