05.08.2019 Success!

Two years ago I purchased a White Trillium-Trillium grandiflorum from Nasami Farm, the Western Mass extension of the New England Wildflower Society, recently renamed the Native Plant Trust.  As a new transplant it didn’t do much but last year there were two buds.  One never opened and the other did a little then dropped its petals without getting to full bloom.  Disappointing.  But this year it has blossomed with both flowers on display.

I am hopeful that it is now an established plant.  Several other natives are performing well and will show up here later.  Now if only the Showy Lady’s Slipper will bloom the woodland garden will be approaching success.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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16 Responses to 05.08.2019 Success!

  1. Andrew says:

    Magnificent Steve – your personal photographic model without leaving home.


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  2. Mark says:

    That’s awesome! We have a couple reds and whites we have been hoping will bloom this year. A couple look close. I’ve read it can take 3 years or more for them to bloom after being planted.

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  3. Coincidentally Robert Parker also featured trilliums in his most recent post. You guys look forward to them as heralds of the spring.

    I hadn’t heard about the name change for the New England Wildflower Society. A link within your link shows that it’s the fifth name the society has had.

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    • Although a member, I am not aware of the history. I’ll have to read up on it.

      I’ve a few heralds of Spring even before the trillium appearance. But my number one Spring flower is the Painted Trillium and that is due soon. I usually have the last week of May as a vacation week, this year included, to chase them along with Lady’s Slippers.

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  4. Lemony says:

    I love the details that come through in the second photograph. Beautiful!

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  5. Congratulations on your new baby, and beautiful photographs.

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    • Thanks, Michael. I hope I am not tempting fate by getting too ahead of myself talking about the Lady’s Slipper. Two years ago it got eaten by a deer (probably) and it is now in a cage. Last year a wilt got it. So I am hopeful for two successes this year.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    What fun, to have your very own trillium to enjoy. I noticed the faint tinge of pink in this one. Is that typical, or do they generally exhibit that kind of variation? Will they cross-breed easily, like flowers such as bluebells? I suspect you have more than a few photos of it!

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    • It is great when a plan comes to fruition. I do know a place not all that far where there are a couple of wild ones (maybe wild, they are on property that was a summer home for a couple who donated it to MA Audubon so may have planted it…same place as the yellow ladys slippers) but so much more fun to have it in the backyard where I can check its progress daily. The descriptions I have read don’t mention a pink tinge, but I know that some white flowers do have them until fully mature.

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  7. melissabluefineart says:

    Hooray! The two I bought last year have leaves this year, so I’m hopeful.

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