Continuing our walk at the garden, we have just left the ponds and are walking through a wooded area.We eventually turn right, where the path takes us up to the flatter part of the garden. First there is a steep incline through more trees, and at the top is the flatter part of the garden, which is more manicured. I like these equally. There is always much to see and enjoy in both areas. For instance, before we cross the stream...
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
LATEST WALK AROUND GREEN SPRING GARDENS ON 4-15-22 - PART 2
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), also called American mandrake, Wild mandrake, Ground lemon and Mandrake. They are found in shady locations just like the one we were in when we found it. You can find them in forests and riverbanks. We were in a wooded area and near a creek. It is not poisonous to the touch, though the unripe fruit is toxic. The mayapple berries are eaten by box turtles and mammals such as opossums, raccoons and skunks. Its symbolism is friendship, happiness and positive emotions, prosperity and good fortune. This website has very interesting information and photos of various stages.
The interesting photo above is the Hobble-Bush (Viburnum lantanoides), also known as Witch-Hobble, Aler-Leaved Viburnum and Moosewood. It is easily confused with wild hydrangea. Either may have larger flowers around the outer edge of the cluster, though this is more common in hobblebush. Individual tiny hydrangea flowers have 8 or more stamens, while hobblebush has 5. The shape and texture of the leaves are different. A very interesting website here.
White trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) is a plant I talked about at this link. It is also called Great white trillium, Snow trillium, White wake-robin and Large-flowered trillium. It is a flowering plant that is native to the eastern parts of North America, from Quebec, Canada, all the way down to Georgia in the United States and grows as far west as Minnesota. Also east Asia. It likes partial sun to full shade and is a perennial plant.
This pretty yellow flower is a Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum). Also known as Woods poppy and Yellow wood poppy, and is native to North America. This species is considered endangered in Canada. It grows in the eastern United States and Eastern Canada.
Wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata). Other names are Woodland phlox, Blue phlox, Forest phlox and Wild sweet William.
It is indigenous to eastern North America. Phlox is Greek for "flame", because some flowers of this species have intensely vibrant colors.
Here we have Golden ragwort (Packera aurea). Another name is Golden groundsel. It is a member of the aster family and blooms in spring and summer. It likes full sun to part shade, and is a perennial.
Here is the White Dogwood tree that is my favorite, and one I hope we will be planting to replace the other trees we had to cut down in our back garden. We are going to have a chat with a professional to make sure it is a good area to plant them.
The flower itself is the small, greenish yellow part in the middle of the bloom. The four petal-like parts surrounding the flower aren’t petals at all—they’re actually bracts, a type of modified leaf. It is also the State flower of Virginia.
That's the end of our walk through the wood. In Part 3 I will be sharing mostly tulips I found in the top part of the garden.
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Gostei destas belas fpotografias..ReplyDelete
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Muito obrigado. Fico feliz que tenha gostado :) Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.Delete
So many beautiful things to see the. I always enjoy seeing places like this.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ann :) There truly is.Delete
Absolutely beautiful surroundings!!!! That hobble is new to me. Very interesting. And the photo you shared of it is so detailed and intricate.ReplyDelete
I bet the fragrance of walking through this part was pretty darned awesome too...the fresh outdoors mixed with wooded "musk".
Thanks Anni, so happy you enjoyed. Walking through this garden certainly does encourage breathing in deeply :)Delete
The State flower of Virginia.looks really beautiful. Thanks for this relaxing spring tour, Denise.ReplyDelete
Hello Angie, you are very welcome and so glad you enjoyed our State flower :)Delete
Hobble and Mayapple are stunning and new to me. love Phlox and have seen them many times. all your flowers are beautiful todayReplyDelete
Thanks Sandra :) I have seen the plants on previous visits but told myself I had to look them up this time. So soothing to be around all these trees, plants and flowers, and the wildlife :)Delete
The blue phlox are my favorites. Thanks for the tour!ReplyDelete
They are a pretty flower aren't they Gigi? :) You are very welcome and thank you :)Delete
Interesting information - I don't think I've seen mandrake in person - if I did, I didn't know it! I love, love, love dogwood. Thanks for the little tour.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Carol, happy you enjoyed. When I see the first dogwoods, I always smile from ear to ear :)Delete
When I was growing up, my parents had several dogwood trees in our back yard so I suspect they would do very well in yours as well, Denise. You certainly found a lot in bloom on your walk through Green Spring Garden.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dorothy, your comment give me the hope that we can get those dogwoods. There certainly was a lot to see that day at the garden :)Delete
Such a peaceful walk through the woods. The woods poppy is similar to our California Poppy, but the petals raise up in ours here, and the color is orange. It's nice that you like nature so much, Denise. It brings peace for me as well.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sheri, I have been blessed with a great love of nature and I am happy you feel the same way :) I love your California Poppy and remember them well. They are a beautiful flower.Delete
Beautiful! I love the plants in the woods. They are just so pretty.ReplyDelete
Thank you Rose, me too :) and I agree.Delete
Beautiful white dogwood. Love the trillium, too.ReplyDelete
Two complete beauties, thank you Ellen :)Delete
So much beauty on your walk! Love seeing all the lovelies.ReplyDelete
That's great Martha Ellen, I am happy that you enjoyed them :)Delete
These are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you William, they certainly put on a wonderful display.Delete