Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wild Flowering Plants

Both wild and cultivated flowering plants are a very large part of the benefits to enjoy while living the Country Life. Wild, high bush Honeysuckle is one of the beautiful wild bloomers that produce a very sweet aroma.  This is one of the Springtime bloomers.

One of the things that are more rare in this area is the beautiful tubular, red blooms on the Redbine vines that blooms each year in the Springtime.  We don't have to look very far to find the beautiful bloomers in our area.

One of our favorite outings during the spring afternoons is to wander around the back roads to try to find as many different bloomers in their glory.
One of the most beautiful bloomers in our area are the Rooster Violets.  I'm sure that the technical folks could provide a scientific name for them, but to us they've always been Rooster Violets.  They bloom only in about two places in our area.
Not only are they have a rich violet color, it is added pleasure to find the places where they are located.

This mini-bouquet is composed of three of the wild springtime bloomers:  Rooster Violets, High Bush Honeysuckle and Yellow Jasmine.  Even though it is a small bouquet, it presents a good array of colors for the kitchen window sill.

One of the richest bloomers are the Red Bud trees that are found all around this area.  This particular one came up form a seed that blew into the inside of the curb at the barn.  I really should cut this one down to prevent damage to the edge of the tin on the roof.  But, I enjoy seeing it bloom each year, I just let that particular sheet of tin share the space taken up by the tree.

  Dogwood trees shown here are truly fit the Wild bloomer category as they were transplanted from the woods near the here by Mother and Andy many years ago.  There are two trees shown here, but the one farthest away died last year.  I was really sad to see it go as it was always a beautiful bloomer.

These beautiful Fall bloomers are called, locally as Swamp Sunflowers.  They are annuals and regrow each summer or they can be planted from the many seed that are left after they bloom each year.  

There is a bloom at the junction of each leaf and the stem.  They grow to a height of about 7 to 8 feet tall and will have blooms from ground to top.

I will do later posts of pics of Yard Bloomers as they are so beautiful.  There is seldom a time of the warmer seasons that there is nothing blooming around the yards and flower beds, that make Country Living more enjoyable.

1 comment:

  1. There is a lot of beauty in our area and your pictures show it so well. The descriptions you added make them even better.