sanguinaria photo by Stpehen Westcott-Gratton 22 Apr 2017

Native Canadian flowers for early spring

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Stephen Westcott-Gratton enjoys two native Canadian flowers that appear in early spring – bloodroot and hepatica.

Red Hot Returns daylily (Photo from Heritage Perennials)

Hepaticas: harbingers of spring

Jodi DeLong

What garden event signifies to you that spring has really, truly arrived in your part of the country?

Sharp-leaf hepatica (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Sharp-leaf hepatica

Judith Adam

I have a little cluster of sharp-leaf hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba, Zone 4) that blooms in a shady corner. These sweet little flowers are sometimes called spring beauty, and that seems a perfect name for their bright daisy-like faces with prominent anthers.