A Spring Walk

I ask you now, do you see Jack in his Pulpit? Sweet Violets, sweeter than all the roses... Walk now…do not rue the day you miss Rue Anemone. Will you yearn for Ferns? A Late Season "Spring Beauty" Would you like a Nightcap with your Wood Anemone? •  •  • Photos ©2013, Jen Payne

Wildflower Week: Trout Lily

Trout Lilies by Mary Oliver It happened I couldn't find in all my books more than a picture and a few words concerning the trout lily, so I shut my eyes, And let the darkness come in and roll me back. The old creek began to sing in my ears as it rolled along, like... Continue Reading →

Wildflower Week: Bloodroot

“Medicinally, bloodroot was used to treat coughs and stomach and urinary troubles,” Martha said. “The Iroquois also brewed a tea that they believed made the heart stronger and cleansed the blood of impurities. And they used it as a love charm.” “A love charm,” I repeated thoughtfully. “I suppose that was because of its association... Continue Reading →

Wildflower Week: Trout Lily

Deep in the forests of Georgia, at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, millions of Trout Lilies bloom every spring. Sprawling across 15 acres of the preserve, this is the largest known colony of Trout Lilies that is suspected to have thrived in this location for hundreds of years. But you need not wander that... Continue Reading →

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