Updates and other plants
Remember the poppy bud with the almost invisible aphids...well, here's the flower. Slightly smaller than the red poppy, Papaver orientale but with an interesting salmon color.
This is the end stage color of the Trilliums. Considerably darker than when they first started to turn pink. Quite unbelievable to think they started out white.
Another Amaryllis (actually Hippeastrum) I think this was "Double Record"? We dried and stored the bulbs last year in our unheated garage and planted them outdoors when the threat of frost was past.
Vanicek Weigela, Cardinal Red. Actually not as bright red as this photo but with more purple added to the red. Don't know why the camera read it as being bright red unless the morning sun shining directly on the flowers gave it a brighter hue.
I planted several rhizomes of the twinleaf plants, Jeffersonia diphylla last spring and didn't see any growth but only one seems to have weathered the winter cold and leafed out this spring, which is really disappointing. I was hoping to have a cluster of plants. I hope this plant will survive. I don't know why the leaves seem to be disfigured.
And the leaf patterning of a Japanese Painted fern, Athyrium niponicum Pictum the 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year.