An adorable flower myself, I am ready for a day in the snow.
Yesterday, my master took me to inspect the plants that we brought from our old house. The impromptu snowfall didn’t do too much harm, and everyone seems to be blooming right along… even though it is still snowing here in PA on April 24th… 8″ so far, and counting!
Below are a few pics of some of our favorites, with captions to tell you what they are and why I love them! (Update: Yes, you may use these photos if you would like to. Clicking on them will make them larger. Please give credit where credit is due: @adamaecompton.)
Checkered Lily (Fritillaria meleagris) is a cute little flower that comes up from a bulb. Can you see the checkering?
A white checkered lily is still pretty, even though the checkering is washed out.
Maples are just as pretty in the spring as they are in the fall. This is a red maple’s newly set samaras (seeds).
Barrenwort (Epimedium x rubrum) is a great plant for dry shade. We also have white, orange, and yellow.
Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is native to PA. Here, it is a bit cold. It had just begun to unfurl before the snow fell. Can you see the flower buds?
Grape Hyacinths (Muscari armeniacum) is a popular spring bulb. It is inexpensive, and it naturalizes easily.
Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum sp.) is a traditional medicine with many uses. Ours have variegated leaves and are blooming a bit early, as is so much else in PA this year.
Last pic: Another shot of the Solomon’s Seal. The little white bells that hang beneath the leaves are too cute.