Sunday, April 18, 2010

April week 2

Busy week—I didn't get out and about much. But there are several early spring bloomers just out side my door.

Natives growing in my yard include:
bleeding heart,
trillium,
shooting star,
mayapple,
golden ragwort (growing in a pot by my pond),
Jack-in-the-pulpit,
rainbow leucothoe,
and sweetshrub.
Non-native Solomon's seal is also blooming.
At my friend's Kim and Loren's house:
snowball viburnum,
David viburnum,
Alabama snowwreath,
blueberry,
and spirea.
And here's a shot from this week last year:
The national champion flowering dogwood in the Wythe neighborhood of Hampton.
You can see the rest of the weeks photos here.

2 comments:

Janet said...

Great photos, did you stand on your head to get that Mayapple? I am amazed at the overlap of early mid and late bloomers all open at the same time this year.

Les said...

Yes, no shortage of photo material at the moment. I like the Alabama Snowwreath, I am not familiar with it.