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Lovely Hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba)

May 2nd, 2017

Two years ago I purchased bulbs for hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba). They were planted in the potager until I found the perfect spot for them. Last summer, I decided they should live in the new garden area under one of the century old apple trees. Last weekend, I noticed that one of them was blooming. It’s pink, which surprised me, from what I’ve read, pink is a rare color.

It’s quite a lovely little flower, so delicate and small. I’m hoping it will love this new spot and spread to provide much needed early interest in this area of the garden. From what I read they can spread quite rapidly, which I’m looking forward to. Knowing that it’s native to the eastern woodlands also makes me happy.

What are the first things to bloom in your garden? Have you incorporated any native wildflowers to your space?

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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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