Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Wednesday's Woodland Walk - Join Me!
My white Shooting Stars are blooming right now. They have beautiful spring green colored leaves that just seem to pop against the darker foliage around them. Their amazing white flowers bloom above the leaves on tall stems allowing the flowers to hang down in white clusters, their petals grow upwards and pushed back, making them look like little shooting stars. A definite favorite of mine!
There is also a pink shooting star which is gorgeous. I actually have one, but something seems to always happen to the flower stalk before it blooms. Last year I sadly watched my dog step on it before I could shoo her away! I guess I need to protect it somehow!
White Bleeding Hearts
White Bleeding Hearts are just as pretty as my pink ones, they aren't as striking a color as the beautiful pink bleeding hearts but they will brighten up any shady spot in your garden. Like many of the other spring empherals, they will eventually finish blooming and their foliage will quietly die back leaving no trace of it ever being there until next year.
White Trilliums, Yellow Celandine Poppies, Red Trillium,
and Pink Bleeding Hearts snuggle around a rock
in my sitting area along my woodland path.
Red Trilliums and violets happily growing near this protective
rock along the path.
I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment, or share the type of wildflowers that are blooming in your part of the world!!