I’m getting super-excited to visit Stonecrop Gardens this weekend. But I’m sad that I won’t get to see this beautiful sight again, since this was taken more than a month earlier last year. This stand of greater yellow lady’s slippers (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, USDA Hardiness Zones 3-7) caught my eye from 20 feet away in the woodland garden, and I could barely walk away from them after snapping a dozen shots. This plant is native to a large portion of the United States and Canada and is supposedly one of the easiest lady’s slippers to grow in a woodland garden. Want one? Here’s a list of online nurseries that sell it!
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