Poking through the fence. And, yes, these are another backyard find.
They cover a wide area of my backyard just like the bloodroot when they were in bloom. I notice out here in the country part of town that everyone has trillium in their wooded part of the yard. Now I see why our province flower is the trillium – these flowers are everywhere in the spring. And they are just lovely surrounding our wood shed.
She must be the queen with her head held high. This one was about a foot tall. Sorry these photos aren’t great, I took them in the late evening.
From Wikipedia -
While it is a popular belief that it is illegal to pick the common Trillium grandiflorum (white trillium) in Ontario, in reality they are only protected in provincial parks and land owned by conservation authorities. However, the rare Trillium flexipes (drooping trillium) is protected by law in Ontario, because of its very small Canadian population.
A white trillium serves as the emblem and official flower of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is an official symbol of the Government of Ontario. The large white trillium is the official wildflower of Ohio.
There is a real sense of relaxation and calmness in the garden. To feel the soil in your hands as you plant, and to see the vivid colours and the graceful flowers held high above the foliage is the beauty of having a garden to tend.
The petals of dahlia are traced with burnt red edges filled in with a brilliant yellow as bright as the sun to cheer up your surrounding colored space.
The orange-ish Iceland poppy opens its face with a brilliant smile to shine some happiness onto your day.
The fuchsia coloured flanders field poppy shoots its tendril at you right out of its center as if to catch your attention if it’s beauty wouldn’t.
The red-spotted yellow petaled humboldt lily dances wildly in the wind while telling the breeze, you can’t catch me.
The dark pink painted daisy is beautifully brushed onto nature’s canvas more perfectly than any Monet or Van Gogh.
The meadow foam’s yellow runs into its white like the moon chasing the sun out of the sky at night.
The white water lily so pure and pristine is a true beauty in any light.
The pink rose’s beauty swirls out from its center spinning into the world with love’s delight.
The African daisy is a vivid orange, intense and dazzling, crazy with love.
The California poppy is a paler orange with yellow dancing on the edge of its wings, is so light and delicate to the thought of a touch.
The calla lily is so sensual with its phallic like center jetting erotically out of its pure white petals.
The English daisy with its white face and button yellow nose will sit perfectly with your afternoon tea.
The Japanese flowering cherry is white with vivid delight, awake with colour and sight.
The African iris is a startling beauty in its white with gold and lilac outlined dress.
The yellow queen of sheba’s tulip tempts the passerbys with its curvaceous petals of the most sensual kind.
The purple iris screams at you with its yellow-white edged center, “look at me, I am the most beautiful of all”.
The yellow and red coloured gloriosa daisy whose petals grow so wildly crazy 1,2,3,4,5 – oh my, they are all so gloriously alive.
The violet blue iris named caesar so charming, so stunning, so full of delight opens its mouth with a touch of white.
Oh, all of these flowers do possess brilliance of the most highest kind for they are all sensual, startling, vivid, intense, dazzling, radiant and beautiful in their own right !
There seems to be a lot of interesting things growing in my backyard that I never knew about until this spring. I was walking in the wooded area of our lot to get to the shed where I now keep all my gardening supplies and came across this white flower.
My first thought is Trillium, but I really don’t know for sure. There are quite a few of these, though none of the flowers are open more than the one in the picture. Most still have just the flower bud.
I also found several hostas leafing out [some appear to have thin, dark green leaves and some appear to have large, light green leaves] that I’m very tempted to move to the garden. Hey, who doesn’t love a free hosta !
This past weekend the husband and I were doing some backyard cleanup as the girls played about on their swings. We have a fenced in yard plus an acre of forest behind the fence, and as we were bringing wheelbarrow loads of sticks to the back firepit I noticed a large scattering of white flowers. They covered about half of the area behind the fence which I don’t remember seeing last year but am sure they were there. I was intrigued and started taking pictures. I had no idea what this flower was, but was certain it was more than just a weed. They really were too pretty to be just that.
I searched and searched the internet, but couldn’t come up with anything that resembled the flowers. The part that struck me the most was the leaf that wrapped around the stem. I knew I had seen that somewhere so I started searching through blogs thinking I had read about it through a post. Then I happened to go through my posts and finally came across my Bloodroot post.
[I'm only like 98% sure that's what it is so if anyone has a better idea of what they are let me know !]
I remember now that when I was researching bloodroot for a Plant of the Week post that they grow naturally in most parts of Canada. It’s funny because I had wanted to find bloodroot [well, the double-flowering kind] for my garden and this whole time I had a couple hundred in my backyard. I think they are an early spring flowering plant so last year at this time I most likely wasn’t paying attention since my love affair with plants really hadn’t begun yet.
Just thought it was neat that I have bloodroot throughout the backyard even if it’s not all that uncommon to have it growing naturally where you live.