|The Woodland Garden at peak bloom, with Phlox divaricata, Dicentra, Dodcatheon media, and Stylophorum diphyllum|
Asheville must be pretty special to achieve that. I've never been there, but I've wanted to go, for there is a thriving artist community there. I've also wanted to see Biltmore, but neither of these things could possibly entice me to go in May. There's only one thing compelling me: I'll get to see Christopher's mountaintop woods Outside Clyde, filled with blooming spring ephemerals.
As you probably don't recall, it was Christopher who stumbled across me having my "moment" in the woods surrouding the Shadracks' house in upstate New York during the Buffa10 Fling. But the woods in summer, or even fall just don't compare to the splendor of the woods in bloom in spring.
|Mertensia virginica (bluebells) Trout Park, Elgin, IL|
Thalictrum thalictroides a/k/a Anemonella thalictroides (rue anemone)
This post is part of Wildflower Wednesday, hosted by Gail of Clay and Limestone.