Spring in the Native Flora Garden
Photos: Ulrich Lorimer
Curator, Native Flora Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Trillium luteum emerging
Clematis ochroleua seed heads
"What of the future of rare native wildflowers? Because of the attrition of habitat, some are in a very precarious position."
Roger Tory Peterson/Margaret McKenny, from Introduction to Wildflowers - Peterson Field Guide
It's been my great pleasure to review the photographs included in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Flickr collection. And in particular, to look through the images taken by Ulrich Lorimer, Curator of the BBG's Native Flora Garden.
As mentioned in my previous post, I found the Native Flora Garden and its wildflowers entrancing. In the same way, I'm drawn to the subtle beauty of trilliums and clematis when I see them in wild places.
After taking in the woodsy tableau I've put together here, you can view the full photo set, along with portfolios of all the BBG gardens, at:
Kudos to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for their preservation of the region's native plants,
& a personal note of thanks to Uli, for sharing his beautiful photographs.