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Blink and You’ll Miss It

May 10th, 2018

The first summer we moved into our house here in Maine, I planted bloodroot in a small damp, shady area behind the house. It’s been slowly growing, thriving in the area where not many things want to grow.

It’s such an amazing little plant, if you blink, you’ll completely miss the blooms.

As soon as I start working outside in the spring, I make it a point to check on the bloodroot every day so I don’t miss it. On Monday I noticed it was blooming, by Tuesday evening when I went to point it out to Mr Chiots, it was already fading. The blooms only last for about 24 hours.

Do you have any fleeting flowers in your garden?

One Comment to “Blink and You’ll Miss It”
  1. Nebraska Dave on May 10, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Susy, all the Spring flowers are done here in Nebraska. The second wave of flowers (Iris and Peonies) are on the way. All the flowering trees in the neighborhood and my Lilac bushes are in glorious bloom but are beginning to wane and drop their blooms. I love this time of the year. It’s so fresh and new. Don’t you think.

    Have a great day in the garden but don’t blink.

    Nebraska Dave

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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