Wildflowers and Things

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Trillium stamineum/Twisted Trillium 

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Dodecatheon meadia/Shooting Star

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 Snowball Viburnum isn’t wild but blooming.

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The woods are also full of newborns. The largest Carolina wren is at the front of the nest. He’s always ready and waiting to eat.  The smallest is at the back.  Somehow the parents make sure it gets to eat also. They are ever vigilent with a steady steam of caterpillars and the like.  The Carolina wrens built their nest under the Pieris in a container on the deck. Although in the open, the nest is amazingly dry even in a downpour.  There are a lot of leaves over the nest that shed the water out of the container and the water that does enter is fast to drain. While these birdies have a few more days in the nest, five bluebirds fledged today from the bluebird box.

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Rose-breasted grosbeaks are migrating through our area. A couple dropped in for a break. They will feed a few days and then continue their journey.

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Azaleas are almost in full bloom. More azalea and hosta photos will be coming soon.

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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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15 Responses to Wildflowers and Things

  1. mothernaturesgarden says:

    It is the best time of the year.
    Donna

  2. nancybond says:

    My parents have had rose-breasted Grosbeaks to their feeders, but not I, though we do occasionally have visits from Evening Grosbeaks through the colder weather. 🙂 Your photos are lovely…as is this time of year!

  3. marmee says:

    looks like lots of blooming things are happening in your garden.

  4. Gail says:

    Love the Trillium and Shooting Star Donna… Your wildflowers are perfect for a TN garden…they love it here. Love the hosta and azalea together…gail

  5. Wonderful photos! The twisted trillium is beautiful. Loved the bird photos!

  6. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Frances,
    I have to give credit to my honey for sharing the grosbeak photo.
    Donna

  7. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Keewee,
    The older they get the more the stem where it rises from the ground becomes the color of the flower.
    Donna

  8. mothernaturesgarden says:

    My hubby made that photo. He was nice enough to share.
    Donna

  9. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I’m always looking for wildflowers to add to the garden, Linda. Glad your trilliums came through successfully.
    Donna

  10. mothernaturesgarden says:

    So many plants so many names. They are so beautiful no matter what we call them.

  11. Lzyjo says:

    You have the snowball bush too! Thanks so much for identifying it for me. I feel stupid now, even though it does look kind of like a hydrangea. I’m glad to know what it is!

  12. fairegarden says:

    Hi Donna, it is all fabulous. I gasped aloud at the grosbeak photo, the colors are so vibrant. The baby bluebirds and wrens are just precious, and so are the flowers. You have some beautiful specimens, the shooting star particularly.
    Frances

  13. keewee says:

    I like the pretty flower of the trillium.

  14. I love the bird photo. I have yet been able to get that close to our feathered friends.
    Enjoy the spring and thank you for sharing.

  15. linda says:

    how lucky to be able to observe the wrens so closely! Your trillium is beautiful Donna. I planted two last spring, and was happy to see them emerge for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Lots of lovely wild things thriving in your garden!

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