Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Orchids are Blooming in Ottawa County



We have been seeing Pink Lady's Slipper, a wild orchid, blooming in Muskegon and Ottawa County.  Especially good timing since my "orchid growing" sister, Mary Jo, is visiting us this week!






Sunday, April 30, 2017

Aman Park Again!

             Large-Flowered Trillium Aman Park - April 28, 2017

Marie and I walked for three hours at Aman Park on Friday, the trillium were amazing!  The bluebells were a sea of blue.
                              Virginia Bluebells

Those are the most obvious plants blooming at Aman Park and there are many more. 
We saw Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Miterwort, Dutchman's Breeches, Squirrel Corn, many different violets, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Blue Cohosh, Early Meadow Rue, Wood Anemone, Wild Blue Phlox, Bellwort, Cut-Leaf Toothwort, Spring Beauty, Dwarf Ginseng, and more! 

 
 
                                                             Buttercup


Wild Ginger, see in the picture below how this flower blooms right on the ground.

                   We saw these odd trillium again.

                                                    Wood Frog

                                      Wild Geranium
 It was a nice day, with some blue sky.  Another great time in the woods.                                                        

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 04 26 Aman Park in Ottawa County, Michigan



 


                         All the white is trillium!






                                     Sand Creek



                            Virginia Bluebell lots of them!



 This was just a quick trip with my sister and brother-in-law.  And I know this post is out of sequence as far as date, since I still have March to finish.  I just thought if anyone happens to see this and they are able to go to Aman Park, they could see this beautiful display of wildflowers, it is a good time.