18 April 2009

Finally, a sign of spring!

One of the first plants to bloom in my perennial beds each year is the Pasque Flower. "Pasque" means Easter, as the plant blooms around that time each year. Over the next few weeks, this native prairie plant will be covered with beautiful purple flowers.

Whenever I see the Pasque Flower in bloom, I know that spring has really, truly arrived!

12 comments:

Heather said...

I've never seen those before. They're very pretty!

jillconyers said...

pretty color! it's finally beginning to look like spring in Ohio :)

Fonda said...

These are lovely. I'm glad it's finally here!

Benita said...

Wow, what a pretty flower! Love the color of them!

KarenSue said...

think another sign of spring will be a pic of your Born sandals!!

Kristina said...

YEA!! My grape hyanciths are peeking out and the lilacs are completely budded out....finally...

Lida said...

Very pretty flowers I love the color!!

toners said...

Now that most of the 3' of snow has melted following our last storm, I am almost believing that Spring is coming - it is the third week of April already, right? Are we done with snow yet? Fingers crossed...

Cheri said...

We have several of those also! But thank you for telling me what it means; I had no clue! I sense a SB page coming on...

Anonymous said...

These are really cool! Where can i find some? I'm giving up on my crocus -only 1 or 2 bloom each year and for only about 1 day at that! -Mollie

Janet said...

Mollie, I have crocus, too, and know what you mean. The bunnies eat them around here! I have never seen Pasque Flowers at any local greenhouse, but I'm sure you could find them online or at a place that specializes in perennials. I actually got them in a box of perennials a few years back as a thank you gift for renewing my public television membership. The box was full of some unusual perennials that I hadn't seen before. Most of them have done really well!

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