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We just built a new house in Virginia…and have been living in it since August of last year. So I am starting completely anew with my garden, as August is a bad time of year to be transplanting anything. This spring has been exciting, seeing what ephemerals we have in our woods and small field:
Lots of Buttercups
We have tons of tiny little rue anemonies…so cute!
We have discovered a large patch of Mayapples down by the stream
Also, tiny white violets in addition to the common blue ones.
Our northern slope has lots of Mountain Laurel and even a tiny patch of wild iris(!!!)
And of course lots of dogwoods and redbuds (this is Virginia, after all)
I am interested in trying to do as natural of a woodland garden as I can. I have planted Rhododendrons around the house, in the hopes that they will get big and wild looking. I have started transplanting the naturally occurring wildflowers closer to the house….
For our septic field, I am going to try for a meadow-like effect without grass. I have seeded it with white clover with chicory around the edges. I am hoping also to get Queen Anne’s lace seed… and I am going to try to gradually dig up more Violets and buttercups and intersperse them throughout.
And I have bought a couple of dozen trillium bare roots, but haven even gotten one leaf to show up yet.
I am interested in native Virginia wildflowers of all kinds, but am particularly acquiring lots of ferns at this stage.
Intrigued by yellow violets…does anyone know where you can get seeds for those?
Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot to trade at this point…as I am starting again from scratch…unless someone wants tiny little white violets, buttercups, may apples, or rue anemonies?
I live in: US
First registered on April 27,2007.