Posts tagged #Native

Buttercup, Buttercup...

My absolute favourite name for a flower is buttercups – it is the perfect fit for this petite but glorious bloom!  What name could be better chosen for wee cup shaped blooms of buttery golden hue?  And each petal has rainbow sheen, reflecting magically in the sun.  Slender stems reach skyward, dancing above fancy cut leaves.  This native wildflower grows in meadows and fields, and can also pop up in your garden.  Do you consider it a weed or a gift of extra sunny blooms?  If you didn’t know this plant already, would you buy it as a perennial?

Technical stuff – Buttercups/Ranunculus acris, native perennial wildflower, height of 24”-36” and spread of about 20”, part sun to full sun, prefers well drained soil, summer bloomer.      

Posted on July 3, 2015 and filed under Perennials.

Meet Jack

I am most excited that this stately wildflower has made home in our forest.  On one of my walks I noticed the trio of umbrella-like leaves and on closer look met Jack, of jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum).  This native plant provides folly for the imagination with its ‘little man’ perched inside his personal house complete with flap top roof.

Posted on June 25, 2015 and filed under Perennials.