Post by Wheelgarden on Apr 21, 2019 20:45:48 GMT -5
Our native, endangered trilliums have been spreading over the past couple of years, to our joy. Ours are T. cuneatum, and we call them chocolate trilliums because of the deep maroon, almost brown blooms. Not as showy of a bloom as others, but they have that nice crazy-mottled foliage, too. Nice too see them every Spring, and nice to see them spreading.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Post by SpringRain on Apr 21, 2019 20:51:20 GMT -5
I LOVE Trilliums! Mom planted some seed and grew several plants, which she gave to me. Decades later...last year they produced about 4 dozen blooms. They're the lovely pure white variety.
About a decade ago a volunteer appeared, before it was nibbled by I suspect a rabbit. It was a lovely maroon, probably like wheelgarden1 's. In the following years I put a small fence around it so the blooms would mature and I could collect the seeds, which I did. But like other things that disappear in the house (as we discussed on another thread), I have no idea where they are now.
Hopefully they'll bloom again and this time I can save the seeds for planting.
Trilliums always create a special area when they bloom; I love that wildflower, woodsy look. It's one of serenity and peace.