|Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)|
I was worried, since it was such a harsh winter, that so many things would die. And with almost two weeks now with no rain I was worried the shade plants wouldn't come back. But they are. There's nothing quite like the candy striping of the jack-in-the-pulpit (right). I never get tired of peaking under their green leaves to see this sight.
|Solomon's seal (Polygonatum odoratum)|
Two weeks ago a friend called and said, "remember all that solomon's seal I have in my backyard? Well, it's taking over, do you want some?" WANT SOME? Of course! My girls and I went over and dug up a whole tub of it. It's already flowering, just in time for the returning hummingbirds. Haven't seen one yet but their buffet is waiting for them.
|The subtle globeflower (Trollius laxus) is blooming|
|I need more foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia). This could cover my whole yard and I'd still want more!|
I've also purchased a few more treats this spring that I couldn't find last year. I added an American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) to the mini rain garden. And I bought a few low bush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) for the future terracing in the back where I will one day add a bigger rain garden.
|Miterwort or 'Fairy cup' (Mitella diphyla)|