Thursday, April 21, 2011

Native Ephemerals Class and Schwag

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

I've said before that any day is a good day to check out what's happening in the Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic and I still believe that's true, but it isn't everyday that you get to check out what's happening there and go home with some schwag. Last night's Spring Ephemeral class was special because of the opportunity to see the Native Flora Garden blooming full with large drifts of Wild Oats and Dutchman's Breeches and the latest of the Bloodroot to bloom (among other spring goodies), but also because you got to get your hands a little dirty dividing and potting up some Trilliums and Bloodroot to take home. Hopefully everyone went home with a goodie bag that will give and give and give in springs to come.

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucillaria)

Wild Oats (Uvularia sessilifolia) with Troutlilies

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