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The wild flowers of the meadows have put on their fine lace. Flowers of meadows are always an event expected by nature lovers. They are the most beautiful, the most delicate and the most discreet. A great lesson in humility in the service of seduction!
J-F. Mahé ** Pâquerette ** From the month of March, there are many lawns that light up with small white bursts. For the gardener who loves wild flowers, the big question will be: do the first mowing or keep these precious ornaments? Sometimes you just have to walk around a few feet with the mower to keep the lawn looking bucolic. If necessary, this small rustic perennial will not hold it against you and will grow new white heads at the first opportunity.
J-F. Mahé ** Véronique ** So modest that you hardly notice it when there is only a single isolated subject, the Véronique does not lack charm. Its small four-petalled corollas are marked by a more or less intense blue depending on the variety (up to 200). There are also pink and white varieties.
J-F. Mahé ** Ficaire ** The ficaire is a small perennial very common which appreciates the shaded and fresh places which it can then colonize. It is commonly found at the edge of ditches, in the undergrowth and near rivers. It has flowers of a bright yellow which is reminiscent of that of the buttercup. It takes its name from the fig shape of its tubers reputed to treat hemorrhoids.
J-F. Mahé ** Violet ** This little flower is a symbol of love. Its bewitching fragrance contrasts with its discreet and modest appearance. It inspires both perfumers and confectioners who make adorable sweets. The leaf, rounded and heart-shaped, is also charming. It flowers in spring and again in fall when conditions are favorable. This small, perennial perennial likes soils rich in humus and likes in forgotten places in the garden.
J-F. Mahé ** Lamier ** This small plant also nicknamed "red nettle" does not have the discretion of the violet. From March, its pink flowers are hoisted above the lawn by stems up to 25 cm high. Gardeners not very sensitive to the charm of its flowering will deem it invasive and will classify it as "weed". This annual herb likes rich and cool soils and appreciates cultivated areas as well as roadsides and meadows.
J-F. Mahé ** Silenus ** Nicknamed "red companion" or "white companion" depending on the color of its petals, the silene appreciates moist soils. It is thus commonly encountered in ditches and at the edge of the forest.
J-F. Mahé ** Field cerealist ** All the brighter as it occurs in groups, Field cerealist is frequently found on the slopes and in the meadows from which its white corollas emerge thanks to its long thin stems . This little flower has all the charm and simplicity of spring flowers. Do not be afraid to multiply it, it is a perennial more solid than it seems!
J-F. Mahé ** Dandelions ** The dandelion: there are as many reasons to love it as not to love it! Vigorous and sometimes difficult to dislodge from the garden, the dandelion is forgiven by offering its leaves, in salads, for consumption by gourmands. And if its flower may seem common, it enchants the eyes when it flowers on the scale of a meadow. Once flowering is over, this perennial produces an egret on which it is common to blow while making a wish ...
J-F. Mahé ** Cardamine ** Meadow cardamine is suitable in humid places such as ditches, wet meadows and forest edges. It has small delicate flowers, white or light lilac. This pretty perennial is a pleasure for both the eyes and the palate: its leaves have the flavor of watercress while its flowers bring a decorative and peppery note to salads.
J-F. Mahé ** Cowslip primrose ** Its flowers do not like solitude, always united in delicate umbels. They seem to tilt their heads as you pass, greeting you with a graceful "cuckoo", but know how to raise them proudly in the face of the first rays of the sun.