What’s Blooming in the Wildlife Garden?

Wood Poppies

The spring parade of blooms in my wildlife garden is in full swing by now. This is my favorite time of the year, when the garden is full of possibility.

The Wood Poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum) are popping up all over the place. These cheery yellow blossoms are a magnet for many native bees who are on the hunt for nectar.

Trillium grandiflorum

My all-time favorite flowers are my Trilliums. I have White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), Yellow Wake-robin (Trillium luteum), and Red Wake-robin (Trillium erectum). And these delicate blooms make me incredibly happy at this time of year.

Trillium luteum

Virginia Bluebells are another native spring ephemeral whose two-tone flowers are delightful. Many butterflies nectar at these flowers because that tubular shape makes it harder for bees to get at the nectar.

Virginia Bluebells

And my Dogwood (Cornus florida) is full of flowers this year. It’s only three years old and was just a little stick when I planted it, so I’m thrilled that it’s doing so well this year!

That’s the bloom time news from my wildlife garden. What’s blooming in your garden?

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