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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Short and Sweet

Last spring I completely missed the delicate but fleeting show performed by these spring beauties.  I'm not even sure how it happened but last year I completely forgot to go looking for my Bloodroot until it was too late.  I vowed that wouldn't happen again and now I have their digital images saved forever.
Sanguinaria canadensis

The original plant was given to me by a gardening friend who has since moved away.  I am reminded of her friendship and generosity every spring when I look to see if the Bloodroot is up. Valerie was a heart friend and kindred spirit always willing to make holes in her garden just so she could share a shovel full of this plant or that.
This is one plant I must transplant down to Porcupine Hollow.  (One of many that will make the move with me) 
The garden at Porcupine Hollow will be a new garden filled with old friends.

5 comments:

  1. Jackie...
    Those are the BEST plants & BEST type of friends that share a piece of themselves with you, you'll always have a piece of their heart forever to remember...
    I also am Lucky to have a lot of those in my garden, so many neat wild flowers grow by the stream that I transplant to the same ideal type of area they came from...

    Your surly going to have a Beautiful Garden at 'Porcupine Hollow'...Can't wait to see some photo's next year when they all get situated!!!
    Thanks for sharing a part of you...
    Always~Marilyn

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  2. Great photos, lovely plant with wonderful memories. I too, have many plants that started as snippets from friends. Looking forward to seeing the garden at Porcupine Hollow.

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  3. Fine greetings to you Jackie ~ Welcome back...I have missed visiting with you, and am delighted that you are back chatting with us all!

    Your gardens, filled with friendships, are particularly dear. Such a garden is a special place to be, surrounded by reminders of dear hearts near and far. They do give one great comfort.

    I shall look forward to your future posts... until then, I wish you well!

    Warmly,
    Judy

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  4. One thing that makes a garden special are the memories it contains. Many of my plants remind me of old friends. Your bloodroot is beautiful!

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  5. My mother used to grow blood root. It reminds me of her and I have some planted in our garden. I love the way the leaf curls round the flower. It is exquisite.

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