What’s growing in the July garden on a WordlessWednesday

A unique and unusual native woodland plant: Jack-in-the-pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum - Wall Flower StudioThe unusual and unique Jack-in-the-pulpit is an excellent perennial woodland garden plant.

The Latin name is Arisaema triphyllum. This plant is easy to recognize, even when not in bloom, due to the foliage combination of 3 leaves.

These lovelies are easy to cultivate under the right conditions. They require no care at all once established.  Jack will thrive in most soils, moist to dry, as long as it’s shady. They will happily accept seasonally wet locations.

The good news is that deer will not eat this plant. Having said that, neither should you or anybody else! It is poisonous.

Jack blooms for a long time; May through June in my neck of the woods, (which is considered a ‘zone 3’ USDA),  ‘zone 4 A’ in Canada.

Jack in the Pulpit - Arisaema triphyllumThis exquisite  native woodland perennial is a treat to see every spring!  For more information on this lovely fellow, I’d recommend a visit to:

Happy Gardening!

The Autumn Garden winds down for the season – Flowering Friday

perennial mums from the autumn garden - WFSThese lovely, and very hardy perennial mums have lasted over 3 weeks as cut flowers.

I pinched them from the garden just before we had our first heavy frost. 

They’re on their last legs now, but it sure was nice to have an autumn bouquet greet me at the front door each evening as I arrived home from the shop.

October front garden perennials

As November approaches, frost is another sure sign that winter is knocking on the door.

Happy Flowering Friday!