Saturday, October 12, 2013
A native shade garden
Adams Garden native plant blog has a new entry on replacing English ivy with natives in a shady corner. They've included a couple goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus) for early summer flowers, but this corner will be most interesting in the fall. As a ground cover they planted jumpseed (Polygonum virginianum), an annual that flowers in late summer and fall. The focal point is a strawberry bush (Euonymus americanus), which has showy fruits in the fall. I don't own a picture of this, so if you've never seen it, click through and take a look. There's nothing else like it.