IN THE WOODLAND GARDEN…

by susan on May 24, 2011

Last week, while carefully walking through what we call the “Woodland Garden”, I was so very pleased to see one of my rare Arisaemas poking up out of the woodland floor. It is one of the variegated-leaf types and it is getting bigger each year. This is its third year in my garden. It is one of those plants that can be stepped on so easily as it begins to emerge, hence my “careful” walking through this part of the gardens. Most of my Arisaemas do not have these unusual, variegated leaves, and, of course, the centre of this plant, is also most unusual, being pure white with almost black surroundings, is particularly striking. When we were kids, we called this plant ‘Jack in the Pulpit’ and it is easy to see why when you look at the photo below.

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