Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bluebells




Virginia bluebells mertensia virginica.  






I first saw these bluebells in town, growing around a fire hydrant, where the property owner was trying to eradicate them.   I dug some up and brought them here when we moved out here.   They love creeksides that get flooded.    Not far from us is a huge area of them, next to a large creek prone to flooding under the trees.   Beautiful. 


I planted ours in our Squishy Meadow and by the little creek.    These are still blooming even after the floods covered them.  
Photos: K1

3 comments:

  1. They say bluebells indicate fairies. Be careful if you step into a bluebell wood ;)

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  2. I love that! I've never heard it before - but it makes sense. We have loads of fairies here.

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  3. They are beautiful! I have lots of swampy area but I'm sure the goats would eat it before the fairies could get settled.

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