May 30, 2018
This entry was posted on May 30, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Flowers, Nature, Plants and was tagged with leaves, nature, Northern Ohio, photography, Sweet William, trillium.
I started a comment earlier, but don’t know what happened to it. This is a lovely mix of spring flowers and plants. I don’t recognize the blue flowers, but it looks like trillium leaves, blooms now gone, a little poison ivy, and other unknown trailing plants. All wonderful images of northern spring into summer that I miss in evergreen Florida.
May 30, 2018 at 12:31 PM
The blue flowers are Wild Sweet William (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phlox_divaricata), a wild phlox. I don’t remember ever seeing it in Michigan. The time that you can see these flowers goes by so quickly. Thanks for writing, Patricia.
May 30, 2018 at 1:42 PM
I love these saturated greens. I don’t recognise the flowers but they are a prefect contrast to the leaves
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May 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM
These flowers are one of my favorites. My botanist husband always calls them Sweet William, but Wikipedia says Wild Sweet William as well as some other names. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phlox_divaricata. The saturated greens are partially—not completely—thanks to Color Efex.
May 30, 2018 at 1:45 PM
My father was a Bontanist too! Sweet William is a well-known cultivated plant over here in the UK and more full-bodied than the wild version
May 31, 2018 at 12:15 PM
Was your father also a physician? I understand that many people were both in the old days. When I Googled Sweet William, I got a totally different plant. Wild Sweet William and Sweet William—at least over here—are not related. Funny.
May 31, 2018 at 3:18 PM
Strange you should ask. My father would have loved to have been a doctor but didn’t get the opportunity for some reason. He became an Actuary. He was a collector of Antiquarian books about Herbal Medicine and we are very distantly related to the Hookers of Kew – William Jackson H, and his son Joseph Dalton Hooker who were both Curators of Kew Gardens.
June 1, 2018 at 1:18 PM
So you do have plant love in your genes!
June 1, 2018 at 3:25 PM
June 2, 2018 at 2:44 PM
I think of them as phlox, sort of generically, and I see a little phlox around here, too, usually pink. But not often. It’s a really nice view of them, along with all the other plants and last year’s leaves.
May 30, 2018 at 3:23 PM
I passed by so many other patches of these phlox, but I finally had to say, “OK, if you’re going to keep tugging on my heart like that, I’ll take some of you back with me in my camera.” Thanks; I’m glad you like this photo.
May 30, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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