Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the
garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed. ~Lewis Ganni

This blog will try and chronicle the growth, change, inevitable failures, pleasant surprises,
and many of nature's rewards of trying to grow a garden in poor soil, weather extreme ridden New England. I will have a
beautiful garden even if it kills me - and it just might!

May 28, 2009

Unburied Treasures!

I have to brag about all the native woodland plants I've discovered this year, most of which have been growing undiscovered until now (and not one of them was planted by me!). Now that we've let the garden grow naturally, I've uncovered many new treasures and the native plants are really thriving, especially under the shredded leaf mulch we put down last winter.

Here are some jack in the pulpit, a few baby trilliums and some solomon's seal, which has really taken over, all growing in harmony.

I forgot what this tiny woodland plant is called, but I am glad I stopped mistaking it for a weed because it's quite charming.

A nice thick stand of Trillium. Only some are in bloom, but there are quite a few plants here.

These are my largest Trillium-about a foot and a half tall!! These are my babies-no one is allowed near these beauties, especially my 2 year old son!!

I have so much Trillium and Solomon's Seal, that it is actually growing underneath my shed!! I am hoping to rescue alot of these so I can replant them in a location I can better enjoy them (and where they aren't threatened by that looming Japanese Pachysandra!!)

These Jack in the Pulpit stand about 2 feet and were buried under a log for years-we moved the log, and they popped up!!!

I've got Virginia Creeper creeping just about everywhere! Here it is getting started on a huge red maple. I love this stuff and often dig it up and replant it to cover the house, etc.

My very first garden blog!!!

I've been wanting to keep a garden journal for some time now, and now that I finally have a blog, I have a LOT of pictures to sort through! I'll try and play catch up the best I can while I try and figure out how to do this "blogging" thing.