The lovely Bellwort is now gracefully blooming in the woods! We have had a hard time finding new flowers to post, because buds don’t seem to want to open with the constant clouds and rain, but bellwort has bloomed in spite of the weather. She is also known by the much prettier names of bellflower and merrybells. Here she has found a home in a patch of ginger. Bellwort needs acidic soil with lots of humus and makes an excellent groundcover in the garden, as her roots form a dense mat, keeping weeds from growing. Always be sure to purchase them from a reputable native plants nursery — please never dig up plants that are growing wild, as they are part of a plant community of soil, microorganisms, insects — which is one of the reasons they usually don’t survive transplantation.