My Woodland Garden – 4-21-2016

Things are changing fast now.  The Scilla bulbs which were blossoming so beautifully last week, are now gone and the grass is will soon be ready for its first haircut.

Green Haze
Green Haze

Probably one of the most magical experiences here in the woods happens right now when the silhouettes of the trees start their change from winter to summer.  The “Haze of Green” is happening.  It lasts for just a few days when the understory trees have teeny tiny leaves and the larger trees have their pollinating structures formed.  We are still able to see the  far hillside on the other side of our ravine, but only for a few more days before all the leaves are out and the darkness of the woods takes over for the next five months.  The mounds of wildflowers can be seen at every turn.  The magic of spring.

Trout Lily
Trout Lily

The trout lilies are everywhere on the lawn, the edge of the woods and creeping all over my flower gardens.  The pips of my hosta are hidden by the trout lilies.  Again, lasting only a week or two – I welcome them back each spring!

Gold Heart Bleeding Heart
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart

My Gold Heart Bleeding Heart is doing nicely – anxious for the blossoms to come.  It beckons you out to the garden.

 

 

Golden Shadows Dogwood
Golden Shadows Dogwood

The leaves on our Golden Shadows Pagoda Dogwood are just making their appearance.  The rain last night left it’s calling card.   This plant is such a focal point in our boulder garden.  There aren’t that many choices for unique plants for the shade – but this one is a winner!

Tonight, the first of the many gardens get cleaned up!

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