Category Archives: plants

The Bluebells are Blooming

As seen this morning at Riverbend Park; a sea of bluebells. Leave it to those hardy native plants to survive freezes and storms and still dazzle. I’ll write a longer post with more pictures later in the week, but I … Continue reading

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Spring Beauty

Right now, beneath the trees, the forest floor is dotted with delicate, shimmering flowers known as Spring Beauty. The color variation among plants is, interestingly, due to the plant’s attempt to maintain a delicate balance between attracting pollinators (crimson flowers) … Continue reading

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Currently Blooming: Bluebells

With many flowers open ahead of schedule I’d heard rumors of Virginia Bluebells in bloom. I was surprised, then, when I arrived at Riverbend Park on Saturday morning, to see no flowers on the banks of the Potomac, just a … Continue reading

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