Happy Flower Friday!
Today Nann shared photos from a recent trip to Volo Bog. The bog is in Illinois and looks fascinating! Nann shared all the names associated with each plant! You can read more about her visit at her blog here.
Water arum, calla palustris. Also swamp lily, water-dragon, bog arum:
Cleft phlox, phlox bifida:
Golden Alexander, zizia aurea:
Purple pitcher plant, sarracenia purpurea. Also Huntsman's Cup, Side-saddle flower, Turtle Socks:
Over here in Pennsylvania, my garden is in full bloom. I was concerned about my Nikko hydrangeas, they are still slowly starting leaves on the woody branches and I wondered what was wrong. I'm wondering if the hydrangeas struggled during our winter (often warm but occasionally cold) because the bushes at the rose garden are similar in their stunted growth. Hopefully we will be getting some flowers later in the season.
But what is blooming:
Sundrops and Missouri Primroses are beginning to bloom:
Both of these are in the evening primrose family and both tend to take over the garden. (the pink Missouri primroses invaded the lavender). I always have to pull some out after they bloom.
Astrantia with Japanese painted fern in the background:
Foxglove with more primroses in the background:
Black lace elderberry: