Vegetation around the Mystery Hole

Digitalis purpurea

herbal information
Bees like these and so do I

Myosotis sylvatica
Full bloom in mid-April

Johnny Jump Up
Viola tricolor

Wood hyacinth, Spanish bluebell
Endymion hispanicus (Scilla hispanicus)

Deer Fern
Blechnum spicant 
New fronds emerging in late April

Sword fern
Polypodiaceae Nephrolepis exaltata
New fronds emerging in mid-April

Fronds fully unfurled by early June

Campanula (species undetermined)

California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica

Phlox (carolina, maculata, or suffruticosa)

Equisetum hyemale
The only surviving genus of the ancient order of Calamitales, which died out 150 million years ago, and included species as large as the Douglas fir seen in the background.
About 25 species of Equisetum exist today, commonly ranging in height from a few inches to the three or four feet typical of E. hyemale. E. giganteum, native to South America, can reach heights of 60 feet, though its diameter is only one inch.

This year's growth is light green

Japanese Timber Bamboo
Phyllostachys bambusoides
One week old shoot 32 inches tall May 29th

One week later eight feet tall June 4th

One more week 18 feet tall June 11.

One month old, nearing full height June 21.
Stalks to right are about 30 feet tall.
Side branches have yet to emerge.

Common Privet
Ligustrum vulgare

Privet bloom May 29th

And after the bloom, the trimming.

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