Monday, May 18, 2009
Pink Lady's Slipper
My Lady's Slipper is blooming once again. I am never sure if it will make it through the winter, but it is hardier than it looks. I have about 6 plants with their fuzzy basil leaves scattered around the edge of the woodland encroaching on my property, but only one actually blooms every year. Since Lady's Slipper are endangered in NJ; I do not talk about it or show it to people in the event that some plant hunter may want to take it. Lady's Slippers reproduce poorly and should not be dug up. So I watch it, marvel at it's beauty and hope that one day the other plants will bloom and throw out seed.