Through the Year 2014, January through June

Through the Year 2014   January through June.

Jan patio 2014


DSC04275Long blue shadows

2/18 at 4:24 pm  Long blue shadows add interest and beauty to the landscape.

table on west side w: snow

3/1/14  12:24 pm  More snow!

march patio

3//20/14  Bleak isn’t it?  Now that the Redbuds are large enough to give summer shade, I’m going to plant ephemerals and other shade-loving wildflowers under the trees for early spring interest–Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Great White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), and more Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) and Bluestem Goldenrod (Solidago caesia).

winter aconite 2014

3/30/14  Spring is here!  When I moved some Virginia Bluebells here from my old house, some Winter Aconite (Eranthus hyemalis) tubers came with them.  They are indigenous to Europe; they are not, however, invasive, and I welcome them as the earliest flower to bloom (hyemalis means winter-flowering). They are ephemeral and deer-proof.
bloodroot 4:11

4/11/2014  Bloodroot  (Sanguinaria canadensis) is the earliest-blooming native in my gardens.  The gold-centered, open stars appear briefly in the open spring sunshine of woodlands as early as my birthday, March 17, in 2012, but usually in early April.

more snow april

Not again?  More snow!  April 14, 2011

savanna garden May

5/13/14  Savanna Garden in May in partial shade.  Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Shooting Star (Dodecatheon media), and Wild Hyacinth (Camassia scilloides) in a matrix of various sedges.
blue & white garden along west side walk

June Garden  White Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucantha), Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), with Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) make a beautiful blue and white combination.  This photo was taken  6/10/2011.

 To be continued…



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