Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Spring Whites

A close shot of the Wood Anenome

looks a lot like Bloodroot

Until you count the petals

and look closely at its stamen and pistils.

Of course,

the leaves are significantly different and

it colonizes differently and

the bloodroot is significantly larger.


Kylee said...

Do you know of a good place to buy bloodroot?

vonlafin said...

Just checking out all of the Indiana gardeners. It is wonderful what you are doing. Can people come there to visit?
My brother is a huge Gene Stratton-Porter fan, and has most of her books. I know that he would love to visit. I will add a link to your site from my blog. I will keep checking on your progress. Good Luck!

Earth Girl said...

Oh yes, please visit. Cabin tours are available beginning May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weds. through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The grounds are open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. On May 5 there is a Brunch and Garden and Wildflower Walk beginning at 10:30. Tickets are $10 and are available through the site. (see my link list.) I will be presenting a talk about the garden restoration as part of the program and cabin tours are also included. Let me know when you are visiting!

Earth Girl said...

Kylee, they are carried by most native wildflower retailers. My catalogs are at the site and I am at home, so I don't have a recommendation. A google search for Sanguinaria canadensis should yield results or your local extension may be able to recommend a source for you.