Little Dwarf Pale Blue Bearded Iris on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
It only grows to about 1’ tall and it looks really good growing within the root crevices of a big old tree.
I adore Virginia Bluebells. They reseed readily and are a Virginia shade loving native plant. Blooming early in the Spring, the foliage dies back soon after. Every year I wonder if there is really something “down there” and have to be careful to not accidentally dig it up! This plant would look wonderful as a ground cover for the American Redbud Tree which is also in bloom right now in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This sweet little woodland perennial, Twinleaf, Jeffersonia diphylla, was named in 1792 to honor “The father of American Botany”, Thomas Jefferson.
Being that I live in Charlottesville, Virginia where Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello stands, it was one of my first plants to acquire when I moved here.
It finally is blooming right now on Forsythia Hill after two years of settling in. You can see how it got the name Twinleaf by the separation of the leaf into 2 parts.
It was used by Native Americans as a medicinal. In several states it is either endangered or threatened. It’s easy to find in Cville as citizens are very proud of the fact that it is named after TJ.
My little shabby Garden Gate awaiting my entry, on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The yellow Forsythia is midway bloomed out - more COLOR to come!
I collect Daffodil Bulbs and the little miniatures are starting to open a bit more now that it is rained and temps have increased on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. This teeny ivory and yellow flower with a long ruffled trumpet is so sweet.
It’s a lovely day this April Fools Day which just happens to be 19th my Wedding Anniversary!
Beautiful little Purple Striped White Crocus blooming today on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
My first little Daffodil bloom of 2014! It’s always this miniature yellow that opens her eyes first.
Charming and sweet.
My Red Amaryllis from Bud to Bloom. A friend gave the bulb to me for Christmas.
It was nice seeing a flower bloom while it was snowing outside!
Forsythia amazes me. I’m not sure how this little bloom is hanging on through the freezing weather, but it is!
Photo taken last week in Charlottesville, Virginia on Forsythia Hill.
On a freezing cold day like today I like to remember warm colors of Summer.
These Daylilies in Claire’s Garden were amazing (she is in the green shirt in the background). She propagated this variety of Daylily!
This is the most beautiful Dahlia, Kevin Floodlight, that is a huge yellow, dinner plate sized!
From John’s Garden in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This shot of a beautiful Lilac Floral Arrangement was taken by me while on the Virginia Historic Garden Week tour in Richmond, Virginia this past April.
It’s hard to believe the gardening season has once again sped by. Winter gives me the opportunity to plan for next years gardening adventure!
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