Happy Earth Day

I am so excited. The native plants in my native plant planter are making a show. Soon, they will be covered with flowers, bees and, hopefully, hummingbirds.

Trillium
Trillium · Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Trillium
Trillium · Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Allium stipitatum
Allium stipitatum · Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Eastern red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) is a herbaceous perennial plant native to much of eastern North America, from Canada to the southeastern United States.

The eastern red columbine typically grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) and has delicate, lacy foliage that is bluish-green. The plant produces distinctive and showy flowers, with five red petals that curve upwards to form a tube and a cluster of yellow stamens extending from the centre.

I bought my specimen several years ago. At the end of the growing season, I spread the seeds around the planters in my home. I get a big show of flowers each year when the flowers bloom in spring and early summer and are pollinated by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.

Eastern Red Columbine
Eastern Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) · Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Sisyrinchium angustifolium, commonly known as narrow-leaved blue-eyed grass, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to much of North America, from Canada to Mexico. I planted it in my patio planter last year and am excited to see it spring to life this week. The plant typically grows to a height of 6 to 20 inches (15 to 50 cm) and has narrow, grass-like leaves that are up to 10 inches (25 cm) long and 18 inch (3 mm) wide. The leaves are typically green but may have a bluish-grey or purplish tint. The plant produces delicate flowers up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and has six blue to purple petals with a yellow centre. I am so excited!

Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) · Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Heart-leaved aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium) is a herbaceous perennial plant native to New Jersey and much of eastern North America. The leaves are typically green but may also have a purple tint. The plant produces clusters of small, daisy-like flowers that are pink to lavender and bloom in late summer and early fall. My specimen gave me a great show of flowers last year. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Shaan saw a hummingbird among the aster the previous year.

Heart-leaved Aster
Heart-leaved Aster · Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Eastern Red Columbine
Eastern Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) · Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
Saturday 22 April 2023 · FujiFilm X-T3 · XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Author: Khürt Williams

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