April 24, 2019

Nature's Carpet

natures carpet
April 19, 2019.

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Four days later, same area, slightly different angle and light.
April 23, 2019.

natures carpet 3

natures carpet 4

natures carpet 5

Wildflower Wednesday
Wednesday Vignettes
Wordless Wednesday

36 comments:

  1. Aaahh - those Erythroniums! So very beautiful! I just planted one yesterday. I can only hope for a carpet like that - even a miniature one would do. They are such wonderfully elegant creatures! Thanks for joining in, Beth!

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    1. They are amazing, aren't they? I don't have any in my garden, but I'm wondering how they would do here, since they're growing very naturally along a hiking trail near me. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Me, too. I noticed the leaves one day when I was hiking, and they weren't blooming yet. So I went back a few days later, and sure enough--there were the cute little flowers. :)

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  3. So precious, now that is a carpet I want at my house!

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    1. Wouldn't that be nice? I have the Virginia Waterleaf, but not the Trout Lilies. I saw these during a couple of recent hikes.

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    1. They are so pretty, especially in a large patch. :)

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  5. Wow. I had no idea Erythroniums grew so thickly. Of course, here they don't grow at all. Both the foliage and the flowers are lovely and I'm envious.

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    1. During a recent hike, Kris, I noticed thick groupings of them along the trail. They weren't blooming yet, so I went back a few days later, and it was magical to see all the beautiful white flowers.

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  6. What a spectacular carpet - spotted leaves are always good.

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  7. Oh my. Those trout lilies are fabulous.

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    1. I saw them during a hike--love the foliage alone. But then, I went back a few days later and they were blooming. Even cooler when the plants are blooming!

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  8. Both the spotted leaves and flowers are so lovely!

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    1. I think so, too. It was awesome to see them during my hikes--thick carpets of them alongside the trail!

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  9. Trout Lily and Sunshine :-) beautiful carpet indeed.

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    1. Yes! It's so much fun to hike and hunt for wildflowers. :)

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  10. Stunning, Beth. I don't grow Erythroniums, but appreciate yours. Isn't spring the BEST season?! P. x

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    1. Yes, spring is awesome! I don't have any Erythroniums in my garden, but there were mass groupings of them along one of my favorite hiking trails. Magical.

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  11. Really beautiful plant--spring has sprung!

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    1. Yes, the spring wildflowers are so very special. They don't last long, which adds to their preciousness.

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  12. Those are great. Now I'm jealous, why don't I have any? Are they ephemeral?

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    1. Hi Jason: I don't have any in my garden either. I saw these while hiking nearby. I might have to try them in the garden, because they really are quite special. Yes, they are ephemerals. The flowers don't last long, and the foliage disappears during the summer.

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  13. I love them. Erythroniums and trilliums do so much better in the States. I wish I had carpets of them.

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    1. I love them both, too. I don't have Erythroniums in my garden--I saw these during a hike. But I do have Trilliums of several species, and they are about to bloom. :)

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  14. It is amazing how four days can make such a difference. Each morning when I walk into my garden, I can almost measure the growth. My husband says the same thing about the grass in the yard; however, he is not happy since he does the mowing.

    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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    1. Yes, things change so fast this time of year, and we get busy, too. No time to blink. ;-)

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  15. I love these spring ephemerals, and I alway enjoy photos that demonstrate what changes happen in the garden over a particular space of time. Happy spring!

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    1. Happy spring, Deb! Spring ephemerals are fascinating, but I wish they would last a little longer. But then I guess they would lose some of their magic.

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  16. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. You take the most wonderful photographs. These are amazing little plants.

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