Swaths of color

13 04 2008

My friend Tom and I went to Green Spring Gardens Friday morning to see what was in bloom. (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/gsgp/) . He’s working on a proposal to landscape a neighbor’s front yard and wanted to get some inspiration. These are a few of the quick shots I got during the brief time we were there. Description: The star shaped flowers in the top photo are Spring Starflowers (Ipheion uniflorum) and are a very pale blue color. This perennial is grown from bulbs and blooms in mid-spring for 3-5 weeks. This plant naturalizes very swiftly, spreading by self-seeding and from bulb offsets. The second photo is a small cross-section of the beautiful rock garden in front of the visitor’s center at Green Springs. It’s one of my favorite parts of the park. This is a deep pink creeping phlox, surrounded by various sedums and other rock-loving plants. The third photo is obviously beautiful red tulips, and the fourth photo is of a large cluster of lovely lime-greenish Euphorbias, waving in the spring breeze.

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