Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wildflower Wednesday ~ A Visit to the Coker Arboretum

Last year in mid-April we took a day trip to Chapel Hill. Here is some of what we saw blooming in Coker Arboretum on the UNC campus:

Fernleaf phacelia

Eastern bluestar

Yellow trillium

Phacelia with foamflower and trillium

Florida azalea 'Admiral Semmes'

Florida azaleas range from yellow/orange to red,
according to Michael Dirr, although most are orange.

Fothergilla and Florida azaleas


Piedmont or pinterflower azaleas


Woodland phlox and Eastern columbine

Today I am joining Gail at clay and limestone for Wildflower Wednesday.


  1. Lovely to see all these images of spring as we prepare for a big snowstorm this weekend. I remember seeing the native azaleas when I went to the Fling in Asheville a couple of years ago--they are so beautiful; I wish they would grow here.

  2. My concept of a perfect garden is a woodland garden in spring.

  3. Those pink azaleas ... gorgeous ! Thank you, for a lovey walk, Sweetbay !

  4. Oh, you make me long for spring! I love the combination of the fothergilla and the native azalea. I have planted about a dozen native azaleas since last fall, and I am anxious to see them bloom in my woodland garden. The phacelia seems to be blooming well in partial shade. I thought this was a sun lover.

  5. Fantastic post. Love to see all the lush green and flowers in the middle of my snow garden! Spring will come!
    All my best and thank you for the feel good post

  6. I would now find so wonderful in August in place of flowers. Regards.

  7. We just experienced a big snow storm, so spring-like photographs are most welcome. I particularly love the pink dogwood and azalea. The yellow trilliums also caught my eye. I sure hope the ones I put in last year make an appearance this spring.


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