Blog powered by Typepad

« Cleveland inspiration | Main | Wordless Wednesday »

Monday, February 06, 2023


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Oh my! That lady slipper is drop dead gorgeous!! The mayapple is great at camouflage and the hepatica is ever so sweet. Excellent pics.

Linda Brazill

GINNY — Thanks for those kind words about my photos. My husband is a photographer and I'm trying to improve my skills seeing how good he is. Once you succeed with a lady slipper orchid, you really feel like you know what you are doing right. 


Ha! Every time we gardeners think we know what we're doing, mother nature throws us a curve, doesn't she?

Linda Brazill

That's for sure!

danger garden

Podophyllum delavayi is such a gorgeous plant. Sean Hogan gave me one years ago and I planted it near my other podophyllum. Unfortunately it was never as vigorous and has slowly gotten smaller and smaller. I was afraid I'd do damage to the others trying to dig it out so I haven't. Perhaps I just need to buy another!

Linda Brazill

LOREE — ​Now I don't feel so bad that mine is nowhere as vigorous as 'Spotty Dotty.'

Kris P

I could tell that you're a cool gardener without any reinforcement from Dan Hinkley, Linda ;) How I wish I could grow any kind of lady's slipper, or a mayapple for that matter.

Linda Brazill

KRIS — I am always swooning over Loree Bohl's mayapples. But I keep trying some of these more unusual plants as they have such lovely foliage. 


Very nice. Yes, you deserve a pat on the back. :)

Kathy from Cold Climate Gardening

I haven't yet read that article but I'm glad to hear of your experiences with lady's slippers. So far I'm 0 for 2 and found #3 uprooted on a December walkabout. Not encouraging! I have seen Cyp. formosanum in photos and wondered if it would be hardy in Zone 5. I guess I should read the article, huh?


The buds on Anemonopsis macrophylla are even more enticing than the flowers! Not familiar with this plant, I looked it up online. The famous Edelweiss? I will try and find this one, while singing a medley from 'The Sound of Music"!


I guess it's not Edelweiss. :-D
(that was the nursery's name... Dah!)

Though I still love this plant.

Linda Brazill

KATHY — I was frustrated last time I bought lady slipper orchids — one was bare root and did not make it and the other looked half dead when it arrived and then died. I complained to the one nursery but they did not do anything. So we will see if the latest one I bought last fall comes up this spring. I am hopeful but prepared for disappointment.

The comments to this entry are closed.


Words & Images

  • The copyright to photos on this Web site is held by the photographer, Mark Golbach, unless credited otherwise. Original text is copyright by Linda Brazill. Please contact for permission to use.