Wordless Wednesday – Down in the wild patch …

Camassias and gladioli in the meadow

The wild patch of grass, down by the pond, is studded with bulbs. After the daffodils and crocuses have finished, as the grasses grow taller, the camassias and gladioli start to punch through.



The camassias look like they are starting to spread themselves around. They liked the heat last summer I think!


The gladioli add some delicious pops of colour.

The wild area of grass by the pond

Mixed grasses, ox-eye daisies, buttercups, vetch, speedwell, yellow rattle and daisies form an ever-changing backdrop.


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6 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Down in the wild patch …

  1. shoreacres says:

    I can’t remember seeing gladioli growing wild like this. They’ve always been one of my least-favorite flowers, but I’ve usually seen them in those overblown bouquets provided for banquets and funerals. I suppose some varieties are bred for size and numbers of blooms, but these I really like.

  2. Cathy says:

    That’s gorgeous! The white Camassias stand out really well, and I love the idea of having pink gladioli in a meadow. 😃

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    This is so beautiful and inspiring, Allison. I love the pop of pink. I’ve not seen white camassia, it is quite delicate and pretty. I might be ordering some camassia this fall!

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