Impatiens Capensis, also known as Spotted Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-me-not, and Orange touch-me-not, has decided that it likes the conditions in our back yard.
I know it is a weed, but as Eeyore says, “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them”.
They grow in moist shady areas, in woods, streams and river banks. This year we have a lot of moist areas because of the weather, and they are thriving.
They grow as high as 5 feet, and flower from July to September, so they are perfect in our backyard wildflower area.
Their seedpods open very easily, with just a slight touch. This gives them the name “touch-me-not”. The sap from the stems supposedly relieves itches from poison ivy and insect bites.
I have a bridal wreath spiraea in my backyard that has grown much bigger than I expected. This year, with all of the rain we had, the plant put out a gorgeous display.
When I looked for information about the spiraea, I found that the flowers have been used for bridal wreaths which are worn on the bride’s head.
I have a few flowers coming up in our gardens, so thought I would put some pictures up of them.
I like to have blurry backgrounds in some of my photos. My neighbour had not cut his grass yet, so I was able to practise with some of the wildflowers growing in his backyard. God has put beauty in wildflowers (or weeds) for us to enjoy.
I’ve been recovering from some illness this summer, so have not posted anything for awhile. However, I have been able to take some photos, especially around the yard and area.
I posted about Bearded Iris Flowers last year, if you want to look at that post.One of my favourite flowers in the spring is still the Bearded Iris. I have a few colours, and would like to get more.
I think the deep purple is the one I like the best, but the yellows are striking too. I’m thankful to be getting better, and am looking forward to taking more photographs.
I don’t always know what kind of flower a wildflower is – do you? We were recently in Balsam Lake Provincial Park and when we were out on a hike, we noticed some small flowers. They were different colours but basically looked like this:This is a closer view.At first we thought we were seeing different types of flowers, but we discovered some more that were yellow. The leaves looked the same, and the flower looked very similar except for the colo.Altogether, we saw three different colours, all in the same area. They were very pretty. I believe that they are wild violets, but if someone knows what they are for sure, please let me know. We also saw some trilliums. They are beautiful this spring.We haven’t seen too many pink trilliums, so enjoyed seeing these. There were quite a few of them.
we thank You, and praise Your glorious Name.
1 Chronicles 29:13