Thursday, February 18, 2010
We have 2 Springs in Oregon. We always get approximately 2 weeks of beautiful spring weather in February and then it goes back to being cold and rainy until June. But our "First Spring" is always enchanting because it is when the snouts appear. Sounds like we're hunting pigs, but what we're really looking for is the snouts of wonderful woodland plants.
Polygonatum biflorum is a tough little woodlander that spreads nicely but isn't invasive. Snouts above, plants below.
Dactylorhiza fuchsii is a terrestrial orchid that likes growing in damp soil in the woodland. Very easy to grow. Snout on top, and flower below.
Disporums are one of my favorite woodland plants. This one is Disporum 'Night Heron'.
Arisaema serrata comes out of the ground like a rocket.
Podophyllum pleianthum poke their noses out early and can get frosted if not covered with evergreen branches
Posted by Moonstone Gardens at 1:26 PM