Sunday, June 2, 2013

Deb Burns: Postcard from the Backyard

Someone mowed my budding trilliums last month. I’m not naming names, but I was pretty sad because this patch of wild wake-robin looked ready to put on its best display in years. Then, roaming through our scruffy woods, I found a bounty of trilliums I’d never noticed before, both red and white, hiding in the shadiest places — under an old apple tree and deep in a blackberry thicket. Even more prevalent were jack-in-the-pulpits, another distinctive shade lover.

This month I’ll transplant some into a shady spot near a path. Nice to work with a plant that clearly likes your home terrain already!

— Deb Burns, Acquiring Editor (for books on farming, animals, and nature), Storey Publishing


Check back to InsideStorey throughout the month of June for more inspiring backyard projects from Storey employees:
Monday, June 10: Leslie’s Garden Trellis
Monday, June 17: Anne’s Pea and Bean Tepees
Monday, June 24: Zan’s Deck Haven

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