Flowers in bloom this week!
1: Prunus maritima, Beach Plum: Loves Coastal environments & sandy soils. Blooms April- June and even produces an edible fruit! Very attractive plant for wildlife, birds love
2: Aronia arbutifolia, Red Chokeberry: Produces pretty little flowers in the spring with pink accents! Then, afterwards, produces a sour berry that is used for jams and jelly’s :) named for its tart taste, however! But beloved by mammals and birds alike
3: Forthgilla gardenii, Dwarf Fothergilla: Adorable little plant with awesome spring flowers! Like little poofs at the terminal of their branches! and they have a nice fragrant smell. Then, believe it or not, they have an Awesome fall color!!! Yellow, Orange, and Red in the fall much love to this plant
4: Vibernum prunifolium, Blackhaw Vibernum: Oh, the sweet Blackhaw.. awesome larger shrub native to our woodlands. They flower May- June with white flower umbels. These then give way to small blue-black berries which persist through winter! Favored by local wildlife :) (!) 5: Iris Cristata, Dwarf Crested Iris: An awesome wetland native to these parts and it colonizes quickly! “Iris” is Greek for Rainbow, seems quite fitting to us
6: Halesia carolina, Carolina Silverbell: A native to the East Coast, though more common in more southern states, the Carolina Silverbell produces some amazing bell like flowers in the spring time! Just as beautiful to all the cherries blooming out there this time of year too. Plus they get some very interesting seeds come fall-winter! Definitely a winter and a show-stopper.
Better yet? There’s still more flowers to come!!! Happy spring - 6 hours ago