21 May 2011

trillium

here's painted trillium i found in remote woods a few days ago. there were more of these plants in one place than i've ever seen before! i planted a dozen plants of this variety last spring, nursery stock purchased at a local garden club plant sale. if any have come up, i can't find them and i'm disappointed to not have these flowers this year as expected. for days now, i have been fighting the urge to go and dig some from that over-abundant spot. so isolated is this area that they'd hardly be missed. but the nature girl in me knows how wrong it is to transplant from the wild to a garden setting, even if it is on the edge of the woods. 

6 comments:

Lynn said...

It's beautiful Chris, thank you for sharing.

Lynn said...

It's beautiful Chris, I've never seen one before. Thank you for sharing. :)

Luna said...

I'm sure Nature Girl will be rewarded. When you least expect it, your flowers will show.

Anne said...

They are very beautiful though, I can understand your dilemma!

middle child said...

We have one white trillium that my husband dug up from the cabin he used to have. It comes up every year. We have it planted behind a couple bushes and it is beautiful. Problem is....it is not something we see often as it involves being in the back part of the yard. But to grow...I think they need a forest type habitat. We do not live in the forest but it is shady and lush there. Like a place you would grow ferns.

Lynne said...

Lovely - I can understand why you would want some.