Garden Tuesday – Lungwort


Lungwort (or Pulmonaria) is an early spring bloomer. It doesn’t make a loud statement, it’s one of those plants that you have to walk over to it and maybe even bend down a little to enjoy it. But you know, we can’t all be flashy extroverts, now can we.

Next to the lungwort, see those ivy looking leaves? I’ll give you a million dollars if you can correctly guess what that is. Of course, if I actually had a million dollars, you’d have to get in line, because I make statements like that all the time. So, you’d have to get in line behind my daughters, my students, and anyone else I’ve ever talked to. But anyway, do you remember my post from last October of the hardy cyclamen? It’s the same plant, only now the flowers have died down and the leaves have stayed green all winter. In the heat of the summer, the leaves disappear and the plant goes dormant again until fall. I love quirky plants.

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  1. says

    Umm, geranium?
    Huechera? (sp?)
    I have no idea. I killed my cyclamen, I am no good with flowering plants indoors.
    Pretty picture!

  2. says

    Love the contrast of the dead leaves and the new spring green leaves. The new tiny flowers reaching up, sending forth new life, ahhhh spring!

  3. says

    Thanks for sharing a bit of your garden with me today. I love it when things start to pop up and good things are just around the corner. :)

  4. says

    Haha, shall I send you my bankaccount number? For I knew what the leaves where (but then again I’m a trained garden designer, so… Not that I know every plant by the way, and especially not if it comes to trees and shrubs, oops)
    I love Pulmonaria. I have planted them right in front of the windows of the sitting room/living (?). Those windows go right down to the floor and Pulmonaria are the first plants in our garden to flower and tell us Spring is in the air. A joy to see ;-)