Beginning Spring, April 15th

Author: Amanda Carrigan

The early understorey plants are starting to wake up. A close look at the ground in the maple bed and the rear bed reveals signs of life – purplish nubs of bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), and the fuzzy leaves of wild ginger (Asarum canadense) showing.

small fuzzy silver leaves of wild ginger show above the soil

The silvery young leaves of wild ginger emerging at the Alcove Garden in mid-April.

Photo: Amanda Carrigan

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