Woodland ephemerals are the tiny little plants that decorate the woodland floor, one minute they are nowhere to be seen, the next minute they are up, flowering, setting seed and then over. Blink and you miss them, don’t go on holiday or they’ll be over by the time you get back, but they are so beautiful, they really deserve a place in a woodland garden. The plants that I’m talking about in this post are the Erythroniums.
They are like tiny little lilies, only about 6 inches tall, but so beautiful.
This one was planted beside a rhododendron which has grown to overshadow it, I must move the little bulbs when it has finished flowering , as this is the only flower this year. Ususally there are a lot more, I think it needs more light.
It wasn’t easy crawling under the rhodo’s branches to photograph this little flower!
Knighthayes Court is one of out local National Trust houses which has an amazing woodland garden, I love visiting in the spring. This is where I bought this one.
I hope you agree with me that they are beautiful little flowers. The yellow one, E. Pagoda is always the first one to open here, this year it was April 4th, it is now over and will soon vanish, not to seen again until next year. Fleeting, but worth the wait I think.
Yesterday was a wonderful gardening day, today looks as though it will be the same, so I will be able to spend today working among my favourite flowers. I hope you all enjoy today too.