Tuesday, April 24, 2007

This is How Our Garden Grows...

The Early Bloomer: Blood Root

Today I was introduced to a wonderful little flower, the blood root, or Sanguinaria canadensis. This innocent looking flower gets its name from it blood colored rhizome. I discovered it leaves a blood colored sappy mess on your hands if you pull it up from the ground. It propagates easily and early, leaving beds clear for later blooming flowers. Flowers tend to bloom en mass, creating a beautiful display in an otherwise unimpressive area. Our resident garden professional, Faye, gave me a few to take home and plant in my own garden. I hope everyone is getting the weather we've been enjoying. It is hard to stay in the office on such beautiful days, so we've all been pitching in, getting the yards ready. The Inn is open full time again starting May 1st, while the restaurant will only be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of May. Great rates are available, so come on up and enjoy the sun!

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