Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bloedel Reserve: The Glen in April

 Eythronium & Primula April 2011
Oxalis April 2011

Pulmonaria April 2011

Trillium April 2011

Trillium April 2011

On the third weekend in April 2011, the Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington near Seattle, hosted it's very first Premier Plant Sale & Open House.  Admission was free both days.  Much of the Reserve's 150 acres is forested.  The floor of the shaded Glen is covered with woodland perennials.  In April this was an amazing sight.  Great numbers of Anemone, Brunnera, Dicentra, Erythronium, Omphalodes, Primula, Pulmonaria & Trillium bloomed amid a carpet of Oxalis.  According to the website, 'Dozens of rhododendron species thrive in the Glen under the protection of second-growth forest. Thousands of perennials, bulbs and wildflowers bloom among the rhododendrons, including one of the largest cyclamen plantings in the world. The Bloedel Reserve was created by Prentice Bloedel and his wife, Virginia, who resided on the property from 1951 until 1986.'


Alistair said...

The Bloedel Reserve seems like just the kind of place which I would like to visit Jordan. Great shots of the Trilliums in particular.

Alison said...

I got pictures of those trillium too. They were huge!

What an amazing place!

Ramona said...

The photos are gorgeous! I especially love the Trillium!

Adiante said...

I like your blog!
The plants of wood which you present are my preferred.
I become member to discover them better...

Jordan Jackson said...

Thanks for your comments. The Bloedel Reserve is definitely worth a visit. It's among the finest gardens in the US. And now, you no longer need a reservation.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen Trillium in anything but white. They were beautiful. Fran