PLANT OF THE WEEK

After the beautiful daffodils have finished, our orchard is enhanced by the Camassias. I am so delighted to see these blue flowers coming out, after we planted them during winter. Camassia leichtlinii is a bulb, native from America, and from the Asparagus family. It has a long starry blue flower, which stands out perfectly with high grass in the meadow. We’ve planted them quite dense, to create a nice spot.

I think it is my favorite time of year in the orchard is  between the apple blossom, the grass growing higher and the Camassia.

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Words and photographs by Martin

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