Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring Craving

Spring anyone? It may be snowing and February but hey I'm totally ready for Spring! 

wild hyacinth close up
The cute little purple ones are Wild Hyacinth and the orange are Wild california poppies both are aggressive but oh so pretty. Great plant choice for a lonely or hard to get to hillside.
California poppies, gilia, and wild hyacinth

Utah Snow Basin Wild Flowers
I love spring wildflowers here in Utah
The prominent yellow flower you see is called the “Little Sunflower” (Helianthella uniflora).

Oh how I love Marc Jacobs! Here is a peep from his new spring 2011 linemarc-by-marc-jacobs-ss2011

Closeup of Chinese Redbud flowers

Closeup of Chinese Redbud flowers against blue sky

Eastern Redbub trees are one of my favorite spring blooming trees. The blossoms seem to rise straight out of the branches before they even get their green leaves. They have such a nice heart shaped, glossy leaves perfect for a Valentines Day gift.
Eastern Redbud tree in bloom

Redbud trees (Cersis canadensis)  are an understory tree so they do well with other large trees in your landscape only reaching 25' by 25' max. Truly a beautiful tree year round. In some parts of Appalachia, the Red Bud tree is known as the spice wood because green twigs from the branches were once used by early settlers to season wild game. The flowers have also been used to flavor salads or fried and eaten as a separate dish. Bark of the redbud has been used an astringent in the treatment of dysentery and the seeds produced by the redbud are eaten by some wildlife such as Cardinals, Bobwhites, and deer.  A very versatile tree.

 This is one of my two Redbud trees my front yard today here Utah.

 I can't wait to show you it in the spring

March 20th will be the first day of Spring 2011
So excited!

1 comment:

Frenchy said...

Love Marc Jacob too !

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