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    Bloodroot leaves appear in early spring, followed by the blooms, often found covered in snow. The roots, if cut, will "bleed" a red liquid which early settlers used for dyeing purposes.


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    What better harbinger of spring than the arrival of bluebirds? Our bluebird trail contains approximately twenty houses which generally fledge twenty-some new birds each year.
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    Snowdrops often poke through the late spring snows to reach for daylight. They are a welcome sight after long, snowy winters in northern Ohio. read more

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    Another snow drop shown from below.
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    Dutchman's Breeches or "Britches" are easy to spot. They grow in clumps and resemble the long johns worn by the Dutch. A stem of these held upside down resembles a clothes line of Amish underwear!


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    Wild hyacinths, Camassia, grow in moist areas and populate large areas. They were a food staple for Native Americans and early settlers of the west.
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    The shy viola family members often hide, but a flash of yellow or purple will reaveal their hiding places among the fallen leaves.
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    Cammasia sometimes blooms before winter ends. They are VERY hardy. read more

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    Bluebells are soooo tempting! If a toddler must, well, ok, but save some for others.< /p> read more

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    Jack preaches from his pulpit to any critters who would listen.

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    The hellebores make an early spring display, sometimes through the snows. They are often called "lenten roses."

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    In springtime, the Bleeding Hearts, Dicentras, dangle their strings of hearts on slender branches of color - from reds to pinks to whites.

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    Sometimes springtime hearts bleed white.

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    A springtime panorama of our crab apple collection in bloom, taken from our Peace and Tranquility Garden.

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