Fishhawk Lake-Spring Flowers-The Trillium

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Fishhawk Lake-Spring Flowers-The Trillium

Trillium by Gayle Rich-Boxman 4.23.14 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2014

These sweet beauties have a very brief blooming season in climates like what we have in the Pacific Northwest. I recall when I used to go running at Tryon Creek State Park located in Portland, that they had a Trillium Festival every April, which always connoted to me that spring had officially arrived. 

I also recall that according to the law, you couldn't pick trilliums or dig them up in the wild and replant them in your own yard. 

But, thankfully Tryon's festival sells the trilliums to gardeners, and the festival is free. (This happens in early April yearly).

I am lucky enough to have a next-door neighbor who has a few varieties of these and during the spring rain yesterday I popped out to take a few photos. 

The purple one looked a bit beleaguered after being pelted with rain and hail, but I still wanted to get pictures before they disappear, as these are at the end of their bloom. 

Trillium purple-Gayle Rich-Boxman 4.23.14 Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2014

There are 40-50 different species of these perennials. 


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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Gayle, beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing your photos of the trillium. The Pacific Northwest is a unique place.

Apr 24, 2014 01:09 AM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Gayle.  Fishhawk Lake-Spring Flowers are indeed beautiful.  I'm going to show the Trillium to Debbie she's the one with the green thumb around our place.

Apr 24, 2014 01:09 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Apr 24, 2014 01:23 AM #3
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Beautiful!  Loving this time of year.

Apr 24, 2014 01:25 AM #4
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Pamela, I LOVE sharing the beauty of our area to the world.

John, she might never have seen these...they aren't common in a lot of areas.

Roy, you asked for more of my flower pictures, so I delivered!

Catherine, it's my favorite time of year!


Apr 24, 2014 01:29 AM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-Those are a very pretty little flower. That is the one bad thing about Spring blooms and that is they dbn't last long enough.

Apr 24, 2014 02:34 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The trillium with a thrill...I like the purple one even though it is "bedraggled"...Happy Thursday, A

Apr 24, 2014 02:53 AM #7
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I don't think I ever heard of Trillium as a flower but instead a company name. Thanks, now I know where it came from!!

Apr 24, 2014 03:00 AM #8
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

How beautiful and so delicate with the rain drops.  They smell sweet don't they?  

Apr 24, 2014 05:17 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I love, love, love Trilliums. The trouble with trilliums, they don't last long enough. Took a photo along the running trail of this little beauty. 

Apr 24, 2014 05:50 AM #10
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, some of those lovelies last...primroses for example, and if I had the time to think, maybe I could come up with others. You'll see some bloomin's when you get here in May I would say.

Alexandra, I tried to find a purple one with a bit more crispness, but alas nope! I did love the color, like you, though.

Gary, I was hoping to enlighten some of my favorite bloggers with something they hadn't perhaps seen before. So thank you for that.

Carla, I'm not sure if they smell. I am usually jogging by them, just enjoying them while in transit!

Me, too, Debb! And I think their leaves are beautiful, too. Sort of hosta-like shapes.


Apr 24, 2014 06:25 AM #11
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Gayle. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. Many of our flowers are starting come into bloom right now. Will help them all out this weekend, so they will be around much longer.

Apr 24, 2014 07:57 PM #12
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I can close my eyes and vision a field or the side of a hill covered in various colors of this.  Mother Nature again at her best

Apr 24, 2014 08:22 PM #13
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Gayle,

Great post and love your Trilliums. Spring is such a wonderful time of year 

Apr 25, 2014 01:20 AM #14
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