I’ve been planting native wildflowers in our small wooded area in the backyard for a few years meeting with mixed results.The trilliums have done well but not so the lady’s slippers. A few weeks ago I purchased a Yellow Lady’s Slipper-Cypripedium parviflorum at Nasami Farm, a part of the Native Plant Trust, formerly the New England Wildflower Society, home of the Garden in the Woods.
Yesterday afternoon when I got home from work I walked back there to check on its health and found this.
I’ve made lots of images at another location 45 minutes or so from here, but it’s great having one right outside the door. Now if the Showy Lady’s Slipper will produce. So far it hasn’t and the shoot this year isn’t looking too happy lately.
I only planted it last week so wasn’t expecting to see this now or even this year. I’ll visit the others next week but this was a fine surprise. 🙂