Thursday, April 01, 2010

MARCH 2010

Despite the slow start three plants have given me great pleasure over the last few days.

Cardamine glanduligera comes into flower almost as soon as it emerges from the soil (usually in late February). It creeps fairly rapidly - but never becomes a pest as it disappears below ground in mid spring. It is yet another superb plant from Elizabeth Strangman of Washfield Nurseries.

The foliage of Veratrum dolichopetalum seems to appear before the rest of the family and is at its best right now.

The widow Iris - Hermodactylus tuberosum -is perfectly happy to naturalize in long grass with Narcissus and Scillas.