|View into Backyard Woods|
Several weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Jacob's Ladder growing at the base of a Honeysuckle I cut down earlier in the year. Further inspection shows a good number of these plants hidden in what was once a honeysuckle forest. They would surely have succumbed to the invasive honeysuckle had I not intervened. In The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest by Rick Darke, I found a marvelous picture of a large group of blooming Jacob's Ladder. Although my mother used to tell me not to wish my life away, I can't wait for spring to see the blooms from these rescued plants.
|Jacob's Ladder - winner over|