Jack’s in His Pulpit, All’s Well With the World
The last week of May is generally the busiest week of the year in my job. This year the last week of May effectively lasted until June 2nd, which is why I didn’t get home until this afternoon (after being away since last Sunday).
I’m rather overwhelmed by all that’s going on in the garden, and by all I need to do to catch up. The giant branch of the Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila) that came crashing down to earth yesterday isn’t helping, but I won’t talk about that now.
Instead, I want to show you several Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants (Arisaema triphyllum) which planted themselves in the back garden. (What is the plural of Jack-in-the-Pulpit? Jacks-in-the-Pulpit? Jacks-in-Pulpits?) They are a welcome surprise.
When we moved here, there were a couple of Jacks, but they vanished on me. I tried several times to plant replacements, but each was undone by rust. Except now here they are, perhaps from seeds left by the original Jacks.
Keep going to see some other random garden views.
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) with Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris). Sadly most of the Wild Columbine didn’t live through the last winter.
Here’s a closeup of the Wild Columbine flower.
Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) is blooming now.
Here’s Golden Alexander with some orange Poppies. Sometimes you can make really nice combinations with native and non-native plants – the GA is native, the poppies not.
White Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum var. album).
That’s the best I can do for now in terms of a post, except I will share some good news with you. We got a second opinion on the sewer line. Turns out we can wait until September to take care of it. Plus the cost will be obscene, but about $1,000 less obscene than we originally thought.
Hope to be more on top of things next week, on the blog and in the garden. a