Friday, April 25, 2008

Walk at the park

We had to take a short break from all the work in the garden to take our little girl to the park for a walk. It is amazing how the forest floor comes alive at this time of year. It seems like it took a few short days to get here. This path was literally lined with Rue Anomenoes. Just beautiful.
Here we found a sea of May Apples.

Jack in the pulpit were up and preaching.
Larkspur were popping up all over the place, as were the blue phlox. Just beautiful.
Have a great weekend.

14 comments:

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Lisa, is the park very close to your house? You seem to get to go there quite a bit, so I wondered.~~Dee

arythrina said...

I like the look of the stand of mayapples! Which park is this?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Hi Dee, the park is just a 4 mile (or so) drive from our house. It is easy to get to. We live in a small community. We go there a lot during fall winter and spring. During summer it is too hot and too many people there.

Hi Arythrina, it is Ouabache Trails Park.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Lovely tour through an exquisite natural garden. The mayapples are too cute for words, as is the preaching jack-in-a-pulpit! Thanks for sharing this little piece of heaven.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Lisa, hhmmm smell that clean air. Lovely wild flowers...your Jack in the pulpit is very similar to our Lords and Ladies.
Have a fun weekend.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I love your park! It looks like a woodlands. So prety withall the wildflowers.
Luna looks as if she is having fun!
Cold snap at my house, frost warnings.
The Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks and the Hummingbirds have returned! I turned one tree over to the Baltimore Orioles. All the tropical birds returned in just the past three days!
The backyard is filled with birds! I am fixing party trays...
Have a fun weekend.
Sherry

beckie said...

Lisa, may apples, jack in the pulpit! You know what that means..morel mushrooms!! Luna looks like she is doing well and enjoying herself.

Jayne said...

Green, green, green... makes me smile! So lovely. You have a great weekend too Lisa! :c)

gardenpath said...

Lovely flowers, and I what a nice path. It must be a large park, it looks so natural. Our wildflowers have just begun here.

Sherry at the Zoo said...

the mayappleas remind me of when we were little and our dad used to take us out in the woods mushroom hunting! We had so much fun exploring.

thanks for taking us on the walk with you!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... I miss those woodland phlox. The scent of the ones behind my parents' house is amazing.

Rose said...

I enjoyed this trip through your park, especially since you identified all the wildflowers for me. I'm sure Luna enjoyed it, too.
I thought I left a comment on your post yesterday, but I probably forgot to hit "publish"! Just wanted to add my compliments on your new fence; it gives your yard a cottage-garden look.

garden girl said...

Lovely park Lisa! So many wonderful wildflowers there.

I tried, and lost woodland phlox in a previous garden. It didn't survive the first summer Considering my high plant failure rate in this garden, I don't what possessed me to try it here, but now I'm happy I did.

Last year it didn't do much, and from the looks of things earlier this spring, I thought it had died over the winter. But all 6 plants have sprung to life, and 3 of them are spreading. No flower buds yet, but I think it's going to bloom this spring. Yippee!

Mel said...

I want to walk there.. so pretty!!!