Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wildflowers

We've lived in our current home for the last 7 years and I never knew this was right in my back yard.  I walked out to the woods at the back of the property and found this surprise!  I couldn't believe how many wild grape hyacinths were growing.  They were everywhere! 
They won't last long so I picked a few to bring into the house.  I took some up to the church too. 
The bees were already buzzing all around.  
I found a few other wildflowers walking around.  I need to look in my Mother's wildflower book and try to identify this one.  Does anyone know what it is?  It looks like a  wild white bleeding heart but I never knew there was such a thing.  Even the leaves look like a bleeding heart plant.  
I liked the spotted leaves of this yellow wildflower.
This plant had really beautiful delicate pink flowers.  
OK, I know that daffodils are not a wildflower and these were planted by someone years ago but they grow wild in the woods down the road from me.  A spring never goes by without a trip down there to pick daffodils.  

8 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have throughly enjoyed this walk among the wildflowers,including the Daffodils.I am always amazed at the delicate beauty seen in wildflowers.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

You have some beautiful wildflowers - love those grape ones!

Dee said...

There are, indeed, white bleeding hearts. You found one.

Your wildflower pictures are beautiful. I just love those little grape hyacinths.

Pigeon said...

Clever idea, putting the vase in the picture. That's a great picture. I need to figure out what that yellow flower is. I have those too.

Jen said...

Oh what a nice surprise you found!
I wish someone would plant some for me- green thumb I am not.

Margaret said...

If I'm not mistaken, I think those white ones are called Dutchman's Britches, or something like that. I think that they are a kind of bleeding heart. Now I'm going to go check on the web..
Beautiful pictures. I love the grape hyacinths. I've never seen so many in one place!

Ben said...

Great to see things blooming up there! Do the wild grape hyacinths have anything like the scent of the "domesticated" ones?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Jessica, What a great 'find'!!! Finding those wildflowers in the back of your property is just awesome. I love Grape Hyacinths. Neat!!!

Hugs
Betsy