Trillium grandiflorum in cultivation

Anout 10 years ago a friend of ours gave us some extra trilliums from her garden. We planted them near the house against a back wall in a cozy, secluded spot. Knowing that trilliums like to be in protected ravines made me feel like this spot was a good place. I was right! The Trilliums have been thriving here, and they make me think of a deep lush ravine or steep rich hillside somewhere in Ohio.
Dear readers, fasten your seatbelts, because there is so much going on with all of the many plants that are starting to bloom all at once!

BLUEBELLS IN CULTIVATION: BLUEBELLS FOREVER!

At the Sanguine Root, it is Bluebell mania. All Bluebells all the time. While they last at least and maybe there will be some words after they go back into the earth. Our yard is full of cultivated Bluebells. Below are three scenes from our West Philadelphia yard, which was a vacant lot purchased from the city of Philadelphia’s Redevelopment Authority’s Vacant Lot program to have as a garden.