Sunday, April 21, 2013
Early Sunday Stroll
So we start our early morning walk off by going down to the creek to see what's new and if we can catch a glimpse of the big heron that comes for breakfast there. Don't see him this morning though, darn it.
Most of the more interesting plants are back up by the house though and down in the lower valley, so we head back that way. Feel free to pipe up if you know what these plants are. I haven't a clue about most of them. This is a new one that I have only noticed this year. Each year more and more new (to me) and cool plants seem to pop up as we open up a little more woods here and there, or just cut out the underbrush a little.
This batch is new also. They are about twice the size of fleabane and have the faintest blue tint.
Our native blueberries, or more likely, huckleberries. I have often found bushes up the side of the mountain just loaded with green berries but by the time they ripen they all seem to disappear.
Some of the scads and scads of native Christmas ferns that blanket my land. I honestly think I could make some serious side money selling these things by just potting them up. But I hate to do that. They seem so happy here.
Some native coral bells (behind the evergreen groundcover) that I did transplant here by the stone retaining wall. They are one that has really enjoyed me clearing a little and the deer don't eat these but will eat the crap out of bought ones.
False Solomon's Seal?? Real Solomon's Seal???
The giant Trilliums that are native to this region. They are trying to give the ferns a run for their money.
May Apples in bloom with a native Callie Apple. I mean, Callie Cat. She's there for scale you know.
Our native pink rhododendron, although most people just called them wild azaleas. They also come in white.
The elusive rock climbing dog.
Little ferns on rocks. I have lots of little ferns of all descriptions that grow on the rocks.
Not a clue on this one either. They started popping up last year and seem to be multiplying. I like them.
One more pass by the creek before heading home!!