Welcome to Nativica’s Spring Woodswalk through the native plant (NorthWest) collection by Heidi D. Hansen (c2000-2017)! Please feel free to order prints of the botanicals you love, and purchase using the Paypal button here (see the end of this blog for details).
Walking in spring means Rhodies and Azaleas — but know that only a couple are native to the North West, the Pacific and the Western. Direct sun will make them turn a deeper pink.The spring rain helps our salmon runs, and the native plants that grow on the banks of our rivers and creeks help keep the river soils secure, and arriated for the salmon eggs.
Trilliums are a deeply loved spring favorite. The sessile has no “second stem,” and turns mottled with age. It is a myth that if you pick a trillium it won’t grow back. If the rhyzome is healthy, it will be back next spring. Ants spread the seeds of the trillium when the seed pod bursts open and a delicious liquid pours out. They go get that delicacy, and on their way home spread the pollen that stuck to it. Deer treat trillium glens like salad bars! Moles nibble on the rhyzomes underground and the rhyzome will bloom from that nibble. I once knew a trillium rhizome that had 23 blooms! It takes about 7 years from seed to bloom, and then will bloom each spring thereafter if healthy.
Our native lilies, the Fawn and Tiger, grow in areas moist and partial sun, close to where one can find trilliums.
Thank you for taking this Nativica In Spring woodswalk here with my native plant botanical art collection. You can purchase an 8 x 10 print of any item you see here for $14.99 plus $5.00 shipping. You my purchase the entire spring collection you see here for $89.99 plus shipping. Just use the Paypal button here, and contact Heidi to discuss your order in detail. Call (360) 892-5218, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, and happy woodswalking!
And, I sincerely hope you can find a couple of hours on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, to join me in a Day of Climate Change Service. I will give you this free Nativica Earth Day poster (8 x 10 on heavy poster paper, signed and numbered by the artist — me –) if you will do 2 hours of labor that helps our planet cope well with the effects of climate change. I will be available all day Earth Day in my studio (Vancouver, WA), with free light refreshment and free posters for those who come over with a good service report. Thanks! — Heidi Hansen