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Joe Landsberger
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Perennials in May:

Grape hyacinth
May 1, 2020:
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

Virginia bluebells with azalea
May 2, 2020:
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) with Azalea backdrop

White violets
May 2, 2020:
Volunteer white violets (Viola canadensis)

Trillium reccurvatum
May 2, 2020:
Red Trillium/Butcher's blood (Trillium recurvatum) Melanthiaceae

clematis snowdrift
May 5, 2021:
Clematis armandii Snowdrift.

I didn't think that a clematis bloomed so early in spring. I made the trellis out of a deceased juniper with hand-tied Japanese knots.

celadine poppies
May 8, 2020:
Celandine (wood) poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum).

Wood poppies seed themselves but politely so.

Woodland phlox divaricata
May 8, 2021:
Woodland phlox (divaricata).

Sweet scented groundcover for shaded, moist areas. The darker one in back is Blue Moon Woodland Phlox

Sweet woodruff
May 8, 2021:
Sweet woodruff (galium odoratum).

Lovely for part sun or full shade

hosta white feather
May 9, 2020:
Hosta (white feather?)

Rather strange, and I refer to it as a ghost as it is colorless until midsummer.

Wild white geranium
May 10, 2020:
Wild white geranium (maculatum).

jack in the pulpit
May 15, 2020:
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Native plant that surprises you where/when it appears in spring.

fern leaf peony red
May 19, 2020:
Fern leaf peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

phlox paniculata
May 20, 2020:
Phlox paniculata

trilliumMay 24, 2020:
Newly (trans) planted trillium from Cousin Butch's forest near the Apple River

May 25, 2020:
Blue star or Amsonia (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

Makes a nice butterfly-friendly dear resistant hedge. Lovely golden fall color; one of my favorites.

Tree peony
May 26, 2020:
Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), over 20 years old.

White bleeding heart
May 27, 2020:
Bleeding heart (dicentra alba)

old fashioned pink bleeding heart
May 28, 2020:
Old-Fashioned pink Bleeding Heart


May 28, 2020:
Columbine "Canadensis"

Backdrop of Pink Poppet Weigela (Weigela florida 'Plangen')