The winds and the rain are keeping people inside, but the garden plants keep coming. The speciment on the left looks much like the fritillaria I posted yesterday, but this one is easier, taller and not as elegant. It is Fritillaria uva-vulpis (translation: fox-grape). I planted some in an area that I later converted to lawn and they still come up every spring despite their annual beheading.
Another form of Anemone nemorosa. Makes a big clump in no time but stays put. Piece of cake. Come visit and take some. In fact take some corydalis also. I got lots of things to share and would love some visitors.
Hopefully someone will correct me if I am wrong about the identity of this very early-flowering pasque-flower, which I am guessing, based on an intensive 30-second search on the internet, is the alpine pasque-flower, Pulsatilla alpina.
And for spookiness, here is a Disporum beginning to open up. I got this one from the late Fred Case, and I will likely remember its identity sometime tomorrow. Trust me, it turns into something beautiful.
I've never done well with this unusual umbellifer, Hacquetia epipactis (no common name that I know of). It grows and persists -- maybe it even seeds around a little bit because now I have five clumps, which I have moved around in hopes of finding a perfect spot for it. But I think it would do better in the richer soil of Burns Park. The flowers are tiny, clustered in bunches that are surrounded by bright green bracts -- a cross between flowering dogwood and a carrot.