It was mid-April and there wasn't much fully awake yet outside in our little corner of Pennsylvania. The trees were barely budding, but the sea of brown around us was slowly ebbing and a tide of green was gradually closing in. Blooming Northern Spicebush created a hazy yellow mist in the woods.
"I hope a goose comes and has babies!" I gushed one day. "I sure hope it doesn't." Jamie said rolling his eyes. "Oh, poo." Was probably my unspoken response. "Exactly." Would've been his.
Have a troublesome, shady, wet area in your yard? Consider planting Jewelweed, a colorful native that mixes well with a wide variety of flowering perennials. Let's take a look at some of it's natural companions that can help add beauty and biodiversity to your landscape.