May 02, 2012

Trillium love














(It's Wordless Wednesday, and the Trilliums are so photogenic, no description seems adequate.)

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The lighting in the 3rd last one is just stunning, my fave =)

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    1. Thanks, Julia! I caught them before the Ferns took over. Now they're fading back. Spring ephemerals are lovely, but they sure don't last long!

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  2. I agree, the lighting is beautiful - maybe the last one is my favorite though.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I usually have trouble photographing white flowers because they reflect the light so much. But Trilliums seem to capture it in their petals so well. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karin. I braved the wooded garden patch to grab some shots. No evidence of ticks, so I hope I dodged that threat for now. It's worth it for Trilliums!

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  4. Beth the one thing this crazy weather has given me is the wildflowers and now the early trilliums..yours make me smile as if I was looking out in my garden!

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    1. Yeah, I've noticed some things are thriving this year and others are blooming a little weird. My "Miss Kim" Lilacs smell great and they're huge, but the blooms seem a little droopy. But the Trilliums have been luscious this year. :)

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  5. I love trilliums. Thanks for sharing all the varieties.

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    1. Me, too, Mary! They're one of the best aspects of having a woodland garden. :)

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  6. They do take a good photo. The red ones seem to have a problem growing well around here. I have heard a few people say they plant them and they never return.

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    1. I just discovered the Red Trillium last year, which is kind of embarrassing since we've lived here 12 years! I don't know if it grew from Rhizomes deeper in the woods, or if I just missed it before.

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  7. Beautiful! I don't think I've seen red ones before; glad you were able to capture them while they lasted.

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    1. Yeah, it's a short window with Trilliums. I keep hoping I'll find another variety back there. I did see wild Ginger this year, which I hadn't noticed before. :)

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  8. Lovely tribute. When I see my trilliums blooming I always feel so lucky to have them.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. Yes, I feel the same way. They seem to need very specific conditions. I noticed they prefer the edge of the deep forest. And this climate seems right for them.

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  9. I remember these growing in the woods beside the house where I grew up in WI. So pretty :-)
    I tried to dig one and bring it to TX many years ago, but it didn't make it -- no surprise. The wood violets I brought down not only made it, they took over, so they had to go. Odd how the Trilliums would not grow at all and the violets went overboard.

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    1. That is interesting, Toni. In their own unique ways, Trilliums and Wood Violets are suited to the north, I guess--Trilliums, because it doesn't get too hot here, and Violets, because the cold winters keep them under control.

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    1. They were fresh a few days ago, and now they're on their way out. :( Until next year...

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  11. I adore trilliums! My Trillium cuneatums have been flowering for about 2 months now and are almost finished, but I have just got a Trillium luteum in flower so I will have flowers for a while still. The leaves on my trilliums usually last until around late July. Top of my wish list for next trillium is Trillium grandiflorum Snowbunting!

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    1. Me, too, Helene! The ones you've posted on your blog are stunning! You must have optimal conditions for the blooms. Mine don't last very long, but they grow naturally in the woods here. But the foliage sticks around for a while. They're amazing plants.

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  12. Your trilliums are lovely! The one clump I had did not bloom this year.

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    1. Thanks! I was curious about when they would bloom. They seemed close to the normal time, maybe a little early. So we must be normalizing after that bizarrely warm early spring.

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  13. The little crab spider is so cute. I read today that hummingbirds like to eat them. They are a nice little treat for them.

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    1. Wow, I didn't realize that, Cat! We do have some hummingbirds around here, so they should be happy. :)

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  14. When the flowers are so skillfully depicted by your pictures, no words are necessary. The spider seem to enhance the beauty of the flower.

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    1. Thanks, Autumn Belle! I wish I'd had a little more light, but Trilliums are so photogenic it wasn't too tough to get a few good shots. :)

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