You can see three pulpits in this photo - and new small plants to the right. These lovelies always remind me of my Grandma's garden. I know she had ferns and hosta on the north side of their house. I don't know for certain if she had Jack-in-the-Pulpits in that garden, but I do know she thought they were cool and pointed them out to me either in her garden or in the woods. I'm so glad they found a home in my garden.
This is False Solomon's Seal. I love the fluffy white flowers, and in the fall it gets wonderful bright red berries. I have these and zillions of Solomon's Seal along one fence line. I love the way they sway gracefully and add height to the back of the border garden. The Solomon's Seal is just starting to form its cute little flowers - so maybe I'll be able to post a photo in a day or two.
Hosta is not my favorite garden plant - I like the bright colors and showy blooms of sun-loving perennials. But in Minnesota, hosta is a workhorse. I have it in all my shaded areas. I started out with a couple plants from my Grandma and have since added several jumbo-sized varieties. They are pretty cool. I thought I'd show you some of my favorites before the dogs totally destroy them. Apparently, running through the hosta is great fun - and the chipmunks love to hide under these big leaves, so that's another fun game.