Montana Outdoors

May 26, 2017

Today’s new arrivals

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady’s Slipper ~ Cypripedium montanum ~ Wild Orchid

Redosier Dogwood

Redosier Dogwood ~ Cornus sericea

Small-flowered Penstemon

Small-flowered Penstemon

Small-flowered Penstemon ~ Penstemon procerus

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  1. I recognized the Lady’s Slipper, and probably would have chosen Penstemon as an option for your beautiful blues, but that dogwood really surprised me. I didn’t think I’d ever seen it before. Then, I went to this page, and really was surprised. It’s also known as red twig dogwood, and I have a floor vase full of cuttings I took from a ditch in Minnesota in 2011. I can testify to the fact that the branches make great dried arrangements — holding up for seven years is good, but holding up under Christmas ornaments, autumn ornaments, tiny artificial Easter eggs — well, you get the picture!

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 26, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

    • There is a lot of the dogwood around here and it’s all blooming now, making the woods along the streams very pretty. It’s a very nice plant.

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      Comment by montucky — May 26, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

  2. Such beauty, and your macro shots are very well executed. It is obvious you enjoyed your time outdoors!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — May 26, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

    • Thanks! Yes I enjoy the outdoors every day of the year, today in a place near enough that I visit often and hike there for exercise. There are a large number of wildflower species there too.

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      Comment by montucky — May 26, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

  3. New arrivals are indeed fantastic arrivals. Congrats.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — May 26, 2017 @ 9:11 pm

  4. Thanks for another treat for us. Beautiful, especially that lady slipper.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 27, 2017 @ 11:41 am

  5. That’s a beautiful lady’s slipper. I was just out looking at our pink ones today.
    Your dogwoods are way ahead of ours. I haven’t even seen any buds yet.
    I like that brushy little bit that the penstemon uses to entice insects. Evolution is a fascinating thing!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — May 27, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

    • Wildflowers are just fascinating. Each one seems to have its own strategy for pollination and survival. Here I’ve seen only white lady’s slipper although I’ve read that there are yellow ones also in the Pacific northwest.

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      Comment by montucky — May 27, 2017 @ 8:39 pm

  6. Excellent images of the flower details. Love the Mountain Lady’s Slipper. Are they rare?

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    Comment by Vicki — May 27, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

    • They are not rare, but this year I visited a place where they have usually bloomed in profusion and found no plants at all. I wonder what happened there!?

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      Comment by montucky — May 27, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

      • Maybe the soil/water conditions have changed a bit and they’re no longer compatible?

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        Comment by Vicki — May 27, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

  7. I would LOVE to see and take pictures of that Mountain Slipper….Been on the lookout for it for years and NEVER seen it. Great job.

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    Comment by Pug888@aol.com — May 27, 2017 @ 7:36 pm

    • It’s a pretty plant. The leaves are also very pretty. So far I’ve seen only a few here. Hopefully there will be more.

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      Comment by montucky — May 27, 2017 @ 8:42 pm

  8. They are all so beautiful, as are your photographs of them.

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    Comment by Tammie — May 28, 2017 @ 12:43 pm

    • Thanks Tammie! There are some really pretty flowers blooming now!

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      Comment by montucky — May 28, 2017 @ 7:11 pm


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