Today I decided to take a walk through Beacon Hill Park, and on my way I took a peak at the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society’s “Garden In The Park”. It had all of the expected spring colors (Crocus, snowdrops, daffodils, and hellebore) and a couple extra surprises. The website says the garden was created in 1967 and although I’ve walked about Beacon Hill Park since I was a child I’ve only recently taken notice of it. ( the clouds are gone, I can see clearly now, show me the plants!). Anyhow in keeping with the theme of this blog, I snapped a couple shots. Alas as this obsession further takes over my life I’m finding it harder and harder to get stumped IDing plants, still I’m not quite familiar with these. A little help?
Omphalodes – creeping forget me not (Thanks for the ID Jim)
Mounding moss / groundcover. It’s pretty neat and has an interesting texture. Sagina family, saxifraga?
Whipcord Hebes (Thanks to Jim for the id)
Later to be identified as a maiden hair fern in it’s early stages of spring click here for recent photos.
A closer view. So strange…
No matter how educated I become in this horticulture thing I’m happy to run into new challenges. I’ll know them all one day right? Any help on these would be much appreciated.