Blossom XLI: Tradescantia

Tradescantia, spiderwort


“Everyday I discover more and more beautiful things.

It’s enough to drive one mad.

I have such a desire to do everything,

my head is bursting with it.”


Claude Monet



“It’s on the strength of observation and reflection

that one finds a way.

So we must dig and delve unceasingly.”


Claude Monet


The Williamsburg Botanical Garden keeps many native plants in its collection. This area is for pollinators.


“It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands

into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips

the possibilities of the new season.”


Kate Morton



“The master of the garden is the one who waters it,

trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds.

If you merely stroll through the garden,

you are but an acolyte.”


Vera Nazarian



Photos by Woodland Gnome

all photos from the Williamsburg Botanical Garden
May 2018



“If you wish to make anything grow, you must understand it,

and understand it in a very real sense.

‘Green fingers’ are a fact,

and a mystery only to the unpracticed.

But green fingers are the extensions

of a verdant heart.”


Russell Page


About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

One response to “Blossom XLI: Tradescantia

  1. Laurin Lindsey

    I love when Tradescantia, spiderwort volunteers in my menagerie of a garden : )

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