There is a "natural" remedy
Today you're going to see some of the wildflowers that appear in early Spring in Green Lane. Once you begin to notice what's going on in your world, you will also see and feel the cycle of the seasons. It's amazing; everything has a time and place.
Many of these wildflowers are called "ephemeral" (existing for only a brief time) because they come up, bloom, make their food supply for next year, then disappear. Once the leaves die there is no finding them.
The Hepatica plants are visible almost all year, however, as are Waterlilies and, of course, the trees. Ferns, depending on type, may even be green throughout the winter.
I'll try to inform you of the environment each plant or animal prefers - these plants shown below are all found in the woods or on the margins of the hardwood forests that grow in Green Lane. the forest floor is rich and loamy with a decent amount of moisture and, in springtime, have dappled sunshine throughout the day.
|You'll find plants singly or in small colonies. Bloodroot likes the forest soil - light, rich, and fairly moist - and dappled sunshine. As members of the poppy family, Bloodroot is short-lived and the petals fall after just a few days.|
|A branch of Dogwood Flowers|
|Pussytoes:>) I love this name! The fuzzy, white flowers look like little kitten toes. These wildflowers like full sun, good moisture, and seem to thrive in lawns. There are two types.|
|Virginia Bluebells are, in my humble opinion, breath-taking in their gentle beauty.|
I hope this ushers you into your weekend with a smile. Spring is trying to arrive, and we will soon have a great time in the woods! Boy have I got pictures:>)