While planting my new garden, I wanted to put in as many natives as I could. There are a lot of honeysuckle vines all through our woods, unfortunately, they are the invasive variety, Lonicera japonica. I wanted some native honeysuckle in my garden, so I bought some Lonicera sempervirens. I bought two....'Major Wheeler' which is red and 'John Clayton' which is yellow. The blooms are long trumpet shaped. The one pictured is supposed to be 'John Clayton'....oops!!
Doesn't look yellow does it? Maybe next year I will find a true 'John Clayton'. In the meanwhile, the hummers loved these!
This is the view of the neighboring lot. Yesterday while I was in the side yard the light was shining just so----do you see what I see?
Yes, it looks like False Solomon's Seal, Smilacina racemosa. The blooms are just about done.
What fun to find this is my area.
I am tooting the horn for Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius 'Coppertina'. This is a cultivar of a native shrub....Just love the sparkle!
Remember when I posted this little plant a while back? Common name is Striped Wintergreen or Pipsissewa, Chimaphila maculata. I have been watching it since I found it this winter.
It finally opened!! What a cool bloom.
It has been a lot of fun exploring my new surroundings ---many times finding plants I have no knowledge of. Take for instance, this plant. Interesting tiny bloom, wide branching, understory growing little plant.
Anyone know what this is?
Again, take a look at Gail's postings....never know what you (or I) might learn!
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