The dactylorhizas are beginning to bloom. It's fascinating to see the variations. All are hybrids that started from D. fuchsii, maculata, and majalis.
Bulbous plants range from
Just a few more pictures:
very nice Claire, thanks for
very nice Claire, thanks for sharing
Wonderful stuff, Claire. I
Wonderful stuff, Claire. I didn't realize there were any Cypripediums with such a large leaf subtending the flower! Interesting, but quite a distraction for the flower itself. I just love all the twists in the sepals!
OK I will attempt to
A few more from the gardens
Nice, Harold. I have to keep
Nice, Harold. I have to keep copper mesh around mine to keep the slugs away. It's slug candy to them.
Too hot to play outside so I
and a few more
Walkin' around again today:
Great colors in a summer
Great colors in a summer garden. Love the clematis.
Cypripedium parviflorum flowered for the first time. It is "caged" to keep it away from rabbits and squirrels -- too precious!