The photo below shows a nodding trillium blooming in Bent Tree last week. This one is known as Bashful Wakerobin (Trillium catesbaei), a.k.a. Catesby’s Trillium or Rose Trillium. Click here to see a post from 2013 for with a good picture of the same type of trillium taken that year.
Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium superbum), aka Swamp Lily or American Tiger Lily
The scheduled program is Bent Tree Wildflowers.
Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a late summer wildflower that has been blooming profusely in Bent Tree over the last couple of weeks. The photo above was taken this year, but my favorite picture of this particular wildflower is the macro shown below, from last year. Click the image below to zoom in.
Here’s another plant that originated in China and has naturalized in Georgia. The Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) was brought to the United States in 1852 as an ornamental shrub and has spread so much that it is considered an invasive species. It is very fragrant, and you might smell it before you see it. It is considered highly allergenic, so if you’re having allergy problems right now, this could be a culprit. The second photo below gives an idea of the size of the stand of privet. It is massive (and beautiful) with a lot of blooms.
…bring Mayapples. The picture is from last year, but Mayapples are already coming up this year.
The March issue of the official Bent Tree newsletter has arrived. It is a special edition, with the purpose of creating a timeless publication highlighting Bent Tree’s amenities and clubs. If you’re looking for the sections on golf and tennis (major amenities in Bent Tree), just flip on over to page 28 for golf and page 30 for tennis…
…for obvious (but beautiful) reasons. The photo below is looking back up #18 from behind the green.