Time for the WILD THINGS!
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) popping up in the meadow. The name is derived from the red sap which bleeds as the stem is cut or the root disturbed. The Indians used this sap for paint and as a dye.
Trillium cuneatum naturalized in the meadow. I cannot take credit for this…they were here before me and keep multiplying.
Woodland phlox (Phlox divericata) naturalized with the Trillium….delicate & fragrant.
I encourage all these to increase by allowing their seed to ripen and disperse before the meadow is cut. Slowly & surely this is happening. Every year at this time I wonder if I will live long enough to see my vision come to fruition. But then again its about the journey, and I am enjoying this one immensely.
© All photos & text 2011