|Ferns with Virginia Bluebells and Canada Wild Ginger|
Trillium lutea - I personally like this subtly-colored trillium more than the more typical glaring white one. It is quite a sizeable plant as well.
|Trillium lutea with ferns and wild ginger|
Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells) here with Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine Poppy), planted in great sweeps under white birch.
|Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells) and Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine Poppy)|
|Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine Poppy)|
Primula veris (Cowslip primrose) looking cute at the foot of a tree, with a hellebore peeking over its shoulder. I like any kind of primrose, but the little wildlings are especially elegant.
|Primula veris (Cowslip primrose)|
They had several large fields planted up with little species tulips, grape hyacinths, and daffodils, interspersed with grass. The effect was just lovely - fields of bulbs as far as the eye can see.
|Field of bulbs|
This old Downy Hawthorne (whose gnarled, twisted branches are being supported in places by wooden posts) is underplanted with what looks like "regular" green brunnera, as well as silver-leaved cultivars. A fine effect as they bloom together.
|Crataegus mollis (Downy Hawthorne) and Brunnera|
OK, so these are not exactly "wildflowers" but a fabulous woodland planting nonetheless: epimediums, hostas, daffodils, and astilbe under mature trees.
|Epimediums, daffodils, hostas, astilbe, allium|
As usual, Olbrich does not disappoint!