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Friday, May 18, 2018

Heronswood, Part 2

After touring the areas around the house, we entered back into the woodland garden on the other side of the driveway.
 My botanical expert friends will know the botanical names for many of these plants, but I will call this an Iris cristata and hope I'm right.
 Another orchid. 
 Lots more epimediums. 
 An arisaema emerging from the ground. Around the garden there were lots of these Cobra lilies, or Jack-in-the pulpits, in bloom. 

 The ground is covered with a tapestry of wonderful plants. 

 Deep, dark red, almost black trillium. 
 The naturalized pond. 
 Lovely little Canadian dogwood. 

 Orchids and black trillium. 

 Arisaema in bloom.
 See why they are called cobra lilies. 

 Yellow trillium, fancy Solomon seal, and blue corydalis. 

 A stand of giant Himalayan lilies. They take seven years to bloom, reaching 12 to 15 feet tall. 

 Blue poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia, the Himalayan blue poppy. 
Giant skunk cabbage, a hybred variety. 

 A fancy purple fairy bells, Disporum something. Common ones are yellow.  
And back to where we started. 
Wow! What a garden!

We looked over the plant sale and resisted most offerings. We did come home with a climbing Aconitum. If it grows as advertised, it will far outgrow my new little trellis, but then next year I can put it on a fence. We'll see. Gardening is an unpredictable adventure. 


  1. Another beautiful garden. I really like the black trillium, and the pools of water.

  2. What a grand tour! With some plant knowledge you get far more out of a tour. I don't know my plants.

  3. Gardening sure is an unpredictable adventure.
    That blue Poppy is amazing! And the purple/black Trillium.

  4. Wow, your post is awesome and the photos are absolutely amazing! This is about as close to heaven as one can get here on earth. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

  5. hoping your eye is healing okay, thanks for beautiful tour of green lushness...

  6. Such a lovely assortment of exotics!

  7. That is my kind of garden. Love the natural settings. Hope your peeper's swelling has gone down.

  8. Wow! Another wonderful feast for the eyes, Linda. Those dark red trillium are simply amazing! Thank you for sharing these. :-)

  9. It's a special garden full of green wonders. Thanks for taking us along.

  10. Beautiful, so fun to see all those plants:)


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