Friday, May 14

Miracles in the Garden

When we moved into our current home 10 years ago, my brother and sister-in-law gave us a pot of Trillium as a house warming gift. I planted them in the garden, and then didn't see them again for at least 5 years. Then, a few years ago, a few leaves grew. Each year, the leaves looked a little stronger. And this year, they've bloomed for the first time!

They are still very small compared to the plants they came from, but I am thankful for surprises and that they are still alive in my garden.

Trillium are a wildflower and the provincial flower of Ontario. They do not like being transplanted, and it is not unusual for them to take 5 or more years to re-establish themselves after the shock. These trillium came from private land in Ontario where my sister-in-law grew up. No wild habitat was disturbed in the process.

3 comments:

  1. i've never seen a trillium.....how gorgeous!!! i love the simplicity of the white bloom.....so sophisticated, and well worth waiting the five years for!!! :))

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  2. Patience's pay-off!! It looks so healthy and pristine — way to go :)

    mchen
    http://www.mchenwears.com/blog

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