Posts Tagged ‘spring flowers’

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Posted on: May 15th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Periwinkle, or Myrtle, is a popular groundcover for shady areas as it spreads by stems rooting as it grows.  It can be quite aggressive as it creates a thick carpet that will leave little room for weeds.  There are concerns if this insistent perennial spreads through our natural areas it will affect the growth of […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Leopard’s Bane (Doronicum)

Posted on: May 8th, 2013 by Trillium Art

This sunny little perennial burst into bloom in my garden this week.  No, it is not a dandelion…although those yellow blooms have been seen this week too!  Leopard’s Bane is native to Europe and Asia with daisy-like yellow flowers on long straight stems.  This early-flowering perennial is an important plant for attracting bees and other […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Winter Aconite (Eranthis)

Posted on: April 24th, 2013 by Trillium Art

This bright flowering bulb, a member of the buttercup family, is a welcome sight in late winter/early spring gardens.    It is native to southern Europe, east to Asia and Japan where it can bloom as early as January in more temperate areas.  They are frost-tolerant and would have survived the layer of snow we received […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Tiger Eyes Perennial Pansy (Viola)

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Once the ice storms of last week fade into memories, these bright flowers are a welcome sight of spring.  Violas and pansies are closely related as they are members of the same family, often referred to as biannuals, or short-lived perennials.  Violas are seen as the smaller, more delicate flowers compared to the large-flowering pansy […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Ice Breaker Max Lenten Rose

Posted on: April 10th, 2013 by Trillium Art

The popularity of this early spring perennial is on the rise!  This variety of Lenten Rose, also known as Winter’s Glow, is a recent introduction from Germany.  Select this plant to combine with darker-flowering Helleborus such as Pink Frost, or with hostas, ferns or burgundy coral bells. The stamens on this variety are quite pronounced […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)

Posted on: March 27th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Welcome to today’s seasonal post, which is about such a traditional, time-honoured flower of this Easter season.  Lilium longiflorum has beautiful, large, white trumpet-shaped flowers and is native to the Ryukyo Islands of southern Japan.  The cultivar most commonly grown for the Easter season is ‘Nellie White’, named for the wife of one of the […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Crocus

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Welcome March, and with that, I send you spring greetings! One of the first flowers I look for in the spring is the crocus.  This spring-blooming bulb is in the Iris family (Iridaceae) and it’s shades of white, purple or yellow, cup-shaped flowers can be found in gardens or naturalized in lawns from March to […]

Looking for Spring at The Arboretum (Guelph)

Posted on: April 10th, 2012 by Trillium Art

All nature is but art unknown” ~Alexander Pope What a wonderful Easter weekend full of family visits and good food.  However, our seasonal weather seems to almost be a let-down after the taste of warmer sunshine just a few weeks ago.  The winter coats have moved to the front of the closet and the shorts […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Forsythia

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Northern Gold Forsythia The warm spring weather we had in March teased the forsythia into an early bloom.  I was afraid that we would only have a few days of yellow flowers before the green leaves would pop out as well.  When the temperatures dropped, it slowed down the leaves and we have enjoyed the […]

Getting Ready for Spring

Posted on: March 30th, 2012 by Trillium Art

In the bulb there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree; In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be, Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see By Natalie Sleeth Our daughter was born in spring. […]