Hello everyone! We thought you’d like to take a look at what’s blooming around the nursery now that spring is well underway! We’ve already had some of our spring ephemerals, like bloodroot and rue anemone, bloom spectacularly. Below is a photographic record of what’s coming up now, though it’s by no means a comprehensive list!
Trout lily, called so for its dappled leaves. Botanical name Erythronium americanum.
Eastern bluebells, Mertensia virginica.
A species of Antennaria, or Pussytoes.
Robust ostrich fern fiddleheads, botanical name Matteuccia struthiopteris.
A species of Erigeron.
Lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium.
A young shagbark hickory (with an older one in the background), Carya ovata.
Foam flower, Tiarella cordifolia.
Andromeda polifolia, Bog Rosemary.
Rhodora, or Rhododendron canadense. Does very well in wet conditions and is usually found in bogs.
All these native plants create a thriving habitat for local wildlife. Here is a leopard frog, enjoying the sun in our bog!
This is a new edition to our bog, baby painted turtles!