Western Shooting Star (Dodecatheon pulchellum).
It is native to the western part of North America and part of northeastern Siberia. Common names include American cowslip, mosquito bills, mad violets, and sailor-caps. I love this new addition to my shade garden for its flower shape and bright pink color. It grows next to Bowles' Golden grass (Milium effusum 'Aureum') that is blooming now.
The white cloud of tiny flowers looks lovely with the green background:
But, the real beauty of saxifrage' blooms can be seen only if you look very close:
Aren't they special?
This Oxalis came to me from a special garden a year ago. When will I have time to tell about all the wonderful gardens I have visited?
Simple pink flowers are adorable:
Corydalis shihmiensis 'Berry Exciting': a new mutation of Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'. Yellow fern-like leaves look striking in the dark shady corner of my garden behind the garage. I bought it in my favorite Christianson's nursery.
Purple flowers really stand out against the yellow foliage.
Some other shade-loving plants are blooming, but these steal the show.
***Copyright 2011 TatyanaS