Of Wildflowers & Ephemeral Beauty . . .

Sanguinaria_canadensis_bloodroot_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com North American Native, Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)

Is there anything lovelier than the unexpected surprise of wildflowers, scattered along a woodland path? My heart leaps like a little child at the sight of nodding Trout Lilies (Erythronium americanum), and snow-white Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), poking up like a miracle from bare ground.

The fleeting nature of Spring’s exuberant, floral welcome makes it all the more precious; particularly in cold, northern climates with short summers and long winters. At last, the wildflowers have returned  —along with spring peepers and melodious songbirds— and we greet them with all the excitement due long absent, and dearly loved friends . . .

Erythronium_americanum_ Trout_Lily_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com North American Native, Erythronium americanum (Trout Lily)

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3 Replies to “Of Wildflowers & Ephemeral Beauty . . .”

  1. Michaela

    Hi Emily, I mentioned this to you in person, but I will again here for others as well. In New England, I recommend looking for Sanguinaria candensis at Nasami Farm, run by the NEWFS in Sunderland, Massachusetts. You can also find Bloodroot and cultivars in many online catalogs. Check White Flower Farm & Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, as they often offer bloodroot and other native wildflowers.

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