Earth Garden I

The first in a series of explorations of other “gardens,” whether cultivated or not.

I spend a lot of time in botanical gardens, arboretums, meadows, and woods, gaining inspiration and instruction from all of them for my own garden. Time spent identifying unknown plants in the woods is worth it to me, because those same plants turn up everywhere afterward — how did I not see them before? And many are related to plants found in cultivated gardens:

Tiarella (foamflower) grows wild and I also have several varieties in the yard

'Spring Symphony' tiarella, May 2013
‘Spring Symphony’ tiarella, May 2013
tiarella blooming in nearby woods alongside a brook, May 2014
tiarella blooming in nearby woods alongside a brook, May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in the “garden” I explored yesterday evening and this evening, Penny Lake Preserve in Boothbay, Maine, there is the wood anemone (anemone quinquefolia) in the woods, cousin to anemone sylvestris and anemone tormentosa (to name just two), which are in my garden; in order, these are the wood anemone, sylvestris, and tormentosa:

A few other photos from Penny Lake Preserve:

Clintonia in bud
Clintonia (bluebead lily) in bud
Canada mayflower
Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
wood anemone in bloom
wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia) in bloom
views at Penny Lake meadow
views at Penny Lake meadow
wild cherry in bloom (pin or black?)
wild cherry in bloom: pin (Prunus pensylvanica) or black (Prunus serotina)?
serviceberry in bloom
serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea) in bloom
staghorn sumac
staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)
Queen Anne's Lace foliage?
Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) or wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) foliage
wood anemone and partridge berry
wood anemone and partridge berry

 

unID'd fern
unID’d fern
unID'd fern
unID’d fern
unID'd fern
unID’d fern
black-crowned night heron
black-crowned night heron
phoebe
phoebe

Clintonia flower

sarsaparilla foliage and bloom
sarsaparilla foliage and bloom
apple trees
apple trees
serviceberry bloom
serviceberry bloom
dandelion seed head
dandelion seed head

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