Monday, April 19, 2010

The Evening Stroll

Pink, pink, pink

Fritillaria pallidiflora

A teeny tiny daffodil. One of the very last to bloom. The rest are fading away. The Bulbapaloozathon is now over.

Lamium galeobdolon

Two kind tulips

Red azalea, green hosta, blue muscari

Anemone quinquefolia or? This anemone is decidedly the wrong color in leaf and bud. Is it a freak of nature and new cultivar or completely different species?

Trillium grandiflorum


fairegarden said...

Thanks for taking us on this colorful stroll, Christopher. The fritt is one I have considered each fall when the bulb order is placed but always falls to the wayside in favor of others. Has it been in the ground long, or is it new? My trillium isn't even out of the ground, what is up with that? :-)

Christopher C. NC said...

Frances that Fritt is worth passing up. The flowers are a pale cream color, not too showy. It has been in the ground the three years I have been here and not multiplied or grown larger, maybe a few more flowers per stem.

Last year the ramps had a poor showing and did not bloom well. This year they are every where. I think these woodland wildflowers sometime may take a year off - or else a varmint ate the tiny bulb.

Anonymous said...

Wow, mark that anemone; maybe you got something new there! Love it!


Christopher C. NC said...

Bev, what little searching I could do on my stupid Hughes satellite ISP and in my books I could find nothing mentioning such an anemone. In these mountains chances are it would be the sub species Anemone carolinianus. We do have the regular green leafed white flowered one as well.

Pam said...

Fritillaria always seem to fade away here - that one sure looks pretty though (even if it's worth passing up).