You know how you read books that tell you about woodland plants, what grows well together, and shows photos of said woodland plants sitting pretty in the garden together? One of the things I was always curious about was whether or not you would find those woodland plants together in a natural or untouched environment.
Then on Monday I was in a natural woodland and lo and behold what they say is true.
Trilliums abound on both sides of the path.
Trilliums and mayapple.
It is definitely the season for trillium.
But that is not all I saw.
|Mayapple behind the trilliums, false solomon seal in front|
|Starry Solomon seal ?|
Violets in blue, white and yellow.
Perhaps my attempts at recreating Mother Nature's garden is not so far from the reality after all. I have many similar plants co-existing, weeds and grass taking up valuable space, leaf litter, and the occasional swath of trillium but in a much smaller footprint. I am on the right track.