A shade classic

A few years ago I picked up some little Solomon’s Seal seedlings at the Fargo Botanic Garden Society spring plant sale. It was a spur-of-the-moment purchase–I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, but I liked the looks of this regal, beautifully arching plant.

I have since discovered that I probably should have planted some years ago: it has become one of my favorite shade garden perennials.

You can see the little white flowers dangling down from the undersides of the stem–it’s not a real showy bloom, obviously, but I think the flowers are sort of delicate and pretty. But the thing I love most about this plant is how un-fussy it seems to be. I have visions of it spreading all through my shade gardens back by the shed–like I said, I just love the arching stems and the big green leaves.

The gardens are looking amazing–we’ve had some rain and some sunshine and everything is growing by leaps and bounds. Although not much is blooming yet, I can just hardly wait for the color that’s going to be exploding in the next couple of weeks.  I will continue taking pictures of my favorites to share with you. If anyone has a hankering for a particular type of plant, I’d be happy to take requests. All you have to do is ask. :)

Happy Friday, and I hope you get lots of gardening time this weekend! :)

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