Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter White Wild Flowers

It's about this time of year that I really get tired of the snow and all of the white. I'm ready for color in my world, so I start dreaming of wild flowers in the spring. But I suddenly realized that in the spring and summer, when gardens and woodlands are bursting with color, I overlook white. White flowers make a wonderful accent and look "pure as the driven snow."

Why do I compare the white flowers of the warmer seasons to snow when I am living in a "winter wonderland" right now? I guess the "grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." In the heat of a warm day, they look cool and refreshing.

I think it's about time I appreciate white flowers for what they are, beautiful and elegant, and not put them in an "extra" or "accent" category. Here are a few of my favorite winter white wild flowers that I can look forward to finding in my native woodlands of Michigan in the next season.

Lily of the Valley


White Yarrow



Dame's Rocket


Queen Anne's Lace



White Clover


Oxeye Daisy


Trillium



Wood Anemone








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