Sunday, April 17
Passalong Surprise: Double-Flowered Bloodroot
It wasn't until they started blooming today that I remembered having planted double-flowered bloodroot last year. This seems like something I should have remembered planting, but the bloodroot wasn't something I actually purchased. Instead, they were a passalong from "the new guy" at the garden center where I work each spring, and they were generously offered--and hastily planted--in the midst of a hectic busy season.
When they started emerging from the ground, the ghostly outer foliage (shown above) glowed pale against the ground, making me think they were some sort of fungus as I viewed them from the nearby window.
But this morning, I finally saw the pure white blooms begin to open, and it spurred me out to take a closer look. I can't wait until they fully unfold... and hope that they feel free to make a little colony here, just like they did for my coworker Steve!