22 April 2010

The dainty ones

I am so excited! I thought that I would show you the dainty ones in the shade today. I got the lily of the valley last year from another aunt who warned me that they would take over given the chance. Doesn't matter, I'll deal with it when it happens, but look! is it not pretty?!! I also have bleeding heart, the "wild" geranium, and a trillium that I also got from my aunt that was growing like crazy in her woods.

It's sad that they don't last all summer. Though I have seen inpatients sprouting up from where I had them last year. We will see if they can make it. Now I am off to check out some fencing as the chickens love all the soft, moist areas too!

22 comments:

Southern Lady said...

If those flowers take over, I'm not sure that would be a bad thing. They are beautiful. Carla

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Ulrike, and thanks for visiting with me today! I LOVE Lily of the Valley and am anxiously awaiting mine to bloom... they are my birthflower as well (May) and I adore them! I can't wait for mine to spread all over! Happy gardening to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

tina said...

You know what Ulrike, I love those lily of the valleys! They smell so good. Plant it where it can spread. Mine tend to fade away midsummer but that's okay, it is a good spring flower. Can't be beat for interest. Love the bleeding heart. You have a great day! Hope some rain made it your way. None here yet but is coming. Yeah!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love these Spring flowers, and yes, especially with the wild ones, they just don't last long enough!
I have some of the red trilliums growing in the ditch across the road, and have to be careful shooting pics......poison ivy abounds!

XXOO!!
Anne

Dianna said...

Love the lily of the valley! I have some from my grandma's garden...so special. My bleeding hearts are also blooming. They are so pretty this year!

Thanks, Ulrike, for sharing your treasures that came from your aunt's garden.

Skeeter said...

Lily of the valley remind me of my grandmother! She had a huge bed of them outside the front door of her house. I loved them dainty little white beauties. I planted some last year but they never came up, Sigh....

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning. Lily of the Valley are so very dainty and smell so good. I've heard of Lily of the Valley perfume but never been able to find any. I'd like to smell it. They do tend to spread so you will have lots in a couple years.
Marnie

Zuzu said...

LOVE lily of the valley. :)
Happy day to you,
Zuzu

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

Love them all! They are so pretty! I have 'The lady in the bath' in our garden as well (pink and white), but the white one doesn't do that well... Yours look very healthy!

Lieve groet, madelief

Lebenszeit said...

Dear Ulrike,
Here in Germany, the lily of the valley, geranium and tearful hearts are not ready yet. But I'm really looking forward to it. A few I have in the garden.
Greetings
Rita

Marie-Ange said...

C'est le premier brin de muguet que je vois sur les blogs cette année et celà m'enchante ...
A Bientôt
Marie-Ange

Birgit said...

Oh, liebe Ulrike, Ihr seid aber schon weit! Bei uns blühen gerade mal einige Tränende Herzen. Die Maiglöckchen stecken gerade mal die Spitzen aus der Erde. Trotzdem, eine wunderschöne Zeit, weil es täglich Neues zu entdecken gibt.
Liebe Grüße
Birgit

Anke said...

Ulrike I love the bleeding hearts and lily of the valley (Maigloeckchen) in your garden. I never tried growing them here because we don't have a shady enough area in our garden. They do look so pretty and they smell soooo good.

Herbgirl said...

Your blooms are so lovely and I'm sure they smell good too. I didn't write down the name of the petunia you asked about so when I return and get some for my garden I will be sure to share their name.
Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

Martha said...

lilies of the valley ad bleeding heart -- two of my favorite spring flowers!

Doris Sturm said...

My Oma in Germany had lilies of the valley and bleeding hearts in her garden and looking at them reminds me of her. Thanks for sharing those lovely photographs with us :-)

comfrey cottages said...

i transplanted lily of the valley to my garden about 4 years ago, and it has increased each year but who cares!? i love them! bleeding hearts also:) that is cool you transplanted some trilliums:) happy spring! hugs

manon 21 said...

merci de tes mots chez moi.

je découvre ton blog ainsi.

Bonne journée

Manon

Roses and Lilacs said...

These delicate spring bloomers are some of my favorites too. My bleeding heart is blooming and I have photos for next Wednesday's post.

Have a great weekend.
Marnie

theshepherdshouse said...

How lovely!

Blessings to you!
Sharon

Les Cotrions said...

They all are so lovely! My Lilies of the Valley haven't flowered yet! I adore them and their so delicate scent! Thanks for your nice comment!
Happy week end!
Vale

Mary said...

I've never been able to get lilies of the valley to work here - maybe because I've tried just from seeds!

Love all the shade/woodland plants - you even have trillium, lucky you!

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