>Garden Blogging, Woodland Edition

Photos from the place I hope to retire to. Top, some of the many azaleas scattered near the walkways. Directly above are wild azaleas.

These are Quaker ladies, Houstonia coerulea. The come up in a few grassy-mossy patches and by the summer they’re gone. Below are three of eleven (!) Cypripedium acaule, or Pink Lady Slippers. It is on the endangered lists in some states and Canadian provinces, and should not be transplanted out of the wild, as they tend not to survive. So we just fenced off the area where they come up, and hope for the best. So far, they are thriving.

And below, my latest pride and joy, a Newton Pippin apple tree, the most famous colonial apple, cultivated by both Washington and Jefferson, planted at Easter. It’s got blossoms!

Thanks to my Mom for these pictures. xox

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2 Responses to >Garden Blogging, Woodland Edition

  1. Hecate says:

    >Lovely lady slippers!

  2. Anonymous says:

    >beautiful, looks like austin. :)gaptooth

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