Monday, April 16, 2012
Jack-in-the-Pulpits in My Little Garden
The top picture also has a trillium in the forfront. As the plant developes, I will post more pictures. In my back garden, they reached about 2 feet tall. After they bloom (the pulpit) the stem produces red berries all along the sides. Then, they finally go back into the ground until next spring.
If you should be so lucky as to acquire one of these plants, they need moist , rich soil, deep shade (do well as underplantings) and patience. Composted manure should be mixed into the soil before planting and yearly, thereafter. The little colony will grow if you just give them time. The rewards are immense.
As for the Trillium, they bloom white (there is a yellow variety) three petal flowers. A colony will form, also.
Both of these plants are specialty plants and you can purchase them at local nurseries. Do not take plants from the wild, as these are accustomed to the soil that they grow in.
Hoping you enjoyed today's blog entry. Until next time. HAPPY GARDENING!
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