Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring native wildflowers

A sweet Iris cristata surprised me yesterday in a spot we'd forgotten we'd transplanted it, near the backyard gate.

And the Florida azalea (Rhodendron austrinum) and Pinxterbloom azalea (R. periclymenoides) are looking lovely at the Garden.


  1. Beautiful wildflowers...there are so many native azaleas, I need to start compiling a list!

  2. I found your blog after searching for information on laying a flagstone path near tree roots and coming across your post a couple of years ago. What a lovely blog! I am a natural gardener in Piedmont North Carolina, and I look forward to reading more about your garden when I have time. I just planted a Florida azalea, so your photo caught my eye.

    By the way, how has your flagstone path weathered over time? I'm concerned about digging too deep in the clay to lay a foundation, because there's many huge loblolly pine roots. So I would be interested in knowing how your path has worked out.

    Sheila Read

  3. Aren't these native azaleas lovely?

    And Sheila, thanks for the nice comments.

    My flagstone path has worked out great -- I was just thinking a couple of days ago how nicely it's settled in. Frankly, it wasn't all that hard (three weekends of GOOD exercise) after my husband excavated the shallow base for me to spread the gravel and lay down the stones.

    It's been very stable and attractive, and has weathered nicely, too.


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