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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wildflower Wednesday~Calendar Ready Beauties

Hydrangea quercifolia (December)

Hypericum frondosum (November)

Chasmanthium latifolium (October)
Native ex-aster (September)

Rudbeckia fulgida (July)
Monarda cultivar (June)

Oenothera speciosa (June)

Phlox pilosa, and Senecio aureus (May)

Phacelia bipinnatifida (April)

Trillium cuneatum (March)

Claytonia virginica a late winter/early spring ephemeral (February)

Hamamelis vernalis (January)

Welcome to Clay and Limestone and Wildflower Wednesday~I am so very glad you stopped by. We're here to celebrate your favorite wildflowers on the fourth Wednesday of each month! Wildflower Wednesday is about sharing wildflowers/natives/naturally occurring plants no matter where you garden in the blogasphere. It doesn't matter if we sometimes show the same plants; how they grow and thrive in your garden is what matters most...Just sign in to Mr Linky, then leave a comment about your post and we can stop by to celebrate with you.


Happiest of Holidays to you all~


  1. Dear Gail, those would make a most delightful and stunning calender! I do hope you have taken the jump and done so! It is always time to think about wildflowers.

  2. Good morning, Gail! Frances' suggestion is an excellent one--this would make a beautiful calendar! I am entranced by your photo of the GOBN; it looks so inviting, the perfect place for a peaceful woodland walk.

    I don't have any wildflowers in bloom right now--or if there are, they're buried in snow--but I did a little review of the past year, too. Thank you again for hosting this!

    Your last post is a good reminder of what this season is all about. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas, Gail!


  3. I love all but that Claytonia has such a delicate beauty and seems to live up to its name....blooming in the clay of your garden. Sweet!

  4. My favourite meme, the one I try to follow. My post is on the flowers that say Christmas.

  5. I enjoyed the Oenothera, it is such a delicate bloom. I will have to look it up more, we have 8 varieties here in Iowa. Pink always catches my eye, and has a particular grace in a garden.

  6. Your calendar is beautiful and that January shot is captivating!

    I don't think the water lily actually counts as a wildflower but it's blooming right now in my pond and that seems to qualify as a little Christmas magic! Merry Christmas!

  7. Wonderful images, Gail! March and June are my favorites, but they all are very, very good!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  8. You warmed me up a bit today with your beautiful flowers....

    Merry Christmas....

  9. Gail, what an amazing group of flowers you have brought together for this month's post. I'm itching for the day when my witchhazel is large enough to have blooms like yours. merry Christmas, Marguerite

  10. So when is the calendar coming out? I want to place my order. These are really great images and very calendar worthy.

    I never heard of Claytonia, what an unusual name for such a delicate and prety little flower.

  11. I'm sorry I don't have anything to contribute this month, but thank you for hosting this great meme and I can't wait to join in again in 2011!

  12. I love your Wildflower Wednesday idea, I'll try to participate next month! Also, I really do need a 2011 calendar and wish I could buy yours!

  13. Dear Gail, I too think this would be a wonderful calendar! Lovely, lovely images of your wild flowers. I admit to exclamations over your June shot of Oenothera! May is so lush and beautiful. The delicate Claytonia pulling itself out from under the leaf . . . pure poetry. Beautiful post!! Hugs, Carol

  14. I love the calender idea. What happened to August?

  15. Just what we needed...a breath of spring wildflowers on a dreary winter day. Looking forward to spring and to the new gardening year, but in the meantime, Happy Christmas to you and yours, Gail!

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  17. Oh goodie, another year in your review. I love this idea...nice to look back, but December looked mighty fine too.

  18. Gail you have so many beautiful natives. I love the view of the May garden. It's gorgeous!

    The Claytonia is a perfect image of spring.

    Wishing you the merriest of Christmases!

  19. These are all lovely beyond words. Thank you!

    Joyous holidays. Spring is careening ever nearer!

    Love the witch hazel so much.

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  20. Merry Christmas! (I got your card today -- thank you! Hope the seeds germinate for you, I didn't test them, but I have proof in my garden that they seem to be pretty good "germinators")

    What lovely photos for winter!


  21. Great photos through the year. That trillium is a show stopper, just great!
    Merry Christmas Gail, hope to joion the Wildflower Wednesdays in the New Year.

  22. Wonderful shots of your wildflowers Gail. All and/or Any of your photos would be lovely in a calendar. I will attempt to drag myself over here for the next WWW. Please remind me if you think of it! Happy New Year;-)


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