Well gentle reader…it’s been quite a while since I’ve put a post up; I spent the winter adjusting to some health issues (life-altering, not life-threatening) but the show must go on! (As they say ;-)) We have had a pretty dry spring here in Portland, coupled with a mild winter and the native accents I keep reflected that…blooming, but not when they should–the Grass Widows were very late to wake up…

Grass Widows

These normally come out in January and didn’t flower until March this year…

Grass Widow

Love this native member of the Iris family…

Grass Widow

The Bird’s Foot Violet made an appearance…

Bird's Foot Violet

Bird's Foot Violet

This little clump turned 26 years old this spring…not bad for a non-woody stemmed plant!

Some Hawkweed up next…

Hawkweed

And a close-up of the flower…

Hawkweed

A Wild Rose I’ve had for 16 years…Rosa wodsii

A little closer…

Rosa woodsii

More…

Rosa woodsii

Closer…

Rosa woodsii

One I grew from seed, Coral bells. Started in 1992–you do the math 😉

Coral bells

The Calypso flowered the same time it always does, March 15, and lasted a full month

Calypso

And I’ll finish with a Rock penstemon I’ve had in this same pot since 2006

Rock penstemon

I hope you’ve enjoyed nature’s ‘fireworks’ display as much as I did…the little ones require attention but reward us with their best!

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