Now that we've seen the overall layout of our mostly wildflower gardens it's time to take a closer look at a few blooms. In mid May most of the early blooming woodland wildflowers like bluebells, bloodroot and hepatica are already finished with their show. Still the show must go one....
Yes it has better smells and more positive uses that it's distant cousin the more obnoxious kind that people smoke.....
We have two types here. One with the flowers above, the other below.
Old time traditional bleeding hearts both pink and white. Amazingly they have adapted to the woods and scattered all over. Now in the hundreds.....
Of course, all the spring color is not in the flowers as migrant songbirds stop by at our feeders. Here a male Rose Breasted Grosbeak
checks out some sunflower seeds on the platform.
Northern (Baltimore) Orioles
Beautiful. So glad spring has now fully gripped Minnesota!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I had never heard of flowering tobacco.ReplyDelete
What a delightful yard. Now you have me curious about flowering tobacco. Think I'll check it out. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I have tried and tried to attract the migrating orioles but no success so far. We do get to see the lovely grosbeaks in spring and again in fall. Love your yard.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the walk in your yard. Your variety in plants must make the show a continual delight.ReplyDelete
It's nice to have some species blooming at different times of the year.ReplyDelete
So nice to have that continued bloom.ReplyDelete
Hi Troutbirder, Sure enjoyed this post. You have a great yard and I like the photos. Learned some things too ... didn't know about flowering tobacco. Great shot of the Orioles enjoying the fruit. Hope you had a good winter. Ours was the wettest on record, which is saying something for Seattle. :-) I like your new profile pic ... it looks like you might have been up in Alaska. Wondering if YNP might be in your plans for the summer? Thanks for sharing and take good care!ReplyDelete
I'm another one who never heard of flowering tobacco. I am going to try securing fruit to a tree for the birds, never thought of that before. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I wrote about bleeding hearts too! I think they are a very pretty wildflower, and the bloom doesn't last very long. :-)ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful oasis.ReplyDelete
Dear Troutbirder, in Stillwater, I had a very large and lush red bleeding heart in the flower garden behind my kitchen bow window. Dulce, the cat with whom I lived for 17 1/2 years used to lie there. A lovely picture in my mind. Thank you for giving us the names of both the birds and the plants. Peace.ReplyDelete