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.

3 comments:

BirdGuides said...

How lovely! What a treat...

Anonymous said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I've never seen one - do they grow wild?

Re: your twitter, I was alarmed when I heard the radio this morning talking about the night temps going down to "30-35 degrees". YIPES! I did plant annuals! *crosses fingers for 35 min*

Kim

Bevson said...

Hey Kim,

Yes, they do grow wild and seem to love my pathetic rocky soil.