Sunday, April 6, 2008

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Pulsatilla vulgaris, or Pasque Flower

The robins are back and the geese are massing in the open water areas of our lake. Spring is here!

The Pasque flower is one of the first perennials to bloom in northern gardens. The ferny leaves emerge as the snow melts, and the beautiful bells open before many other plants begin to grow. These photos were taken in late April and early May in my previous garden. When I make new gardens this year, the Pasque flowers will certainly be included.

Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Alba'

Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rubra'

I'm leaving tomorrow for the Chicago Quilt Festival, and will return in a week.

1 comment:

Angelines Artero said...

I love your quilts about flowers and leaves, they are beautifull. Regards from Spain