Category Archives: Native Plants

Spring Ephemerals

They surprise me every spring—mostly because they disappear without a trace by June and I forget about them until they emerge the following year. I’m talking about the Dutchman’s BreechesĀ (Dicentra cucullaria) that thrive on the shady east side of our … Continue reading

Posted in Native Plants, Perennials, Spring | Leave a comment

Dutchman’s Breeches

A few years ago my brother-in-law gave me some Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) plants that he dug up on his family’s farm. I planted them in the shade as he instructed and every year since I’ve been pleasantly surprised by … Continue reading

Posted in Native Plants, Perennials, Shade Gardening | Leave a comment