Additions to the native shade plant garden

I try to attend the Northern Alexandria native plant sale every year. There is not much room left in the garden for shrubs or other large perennials, but there is room to tuck in some ephemeral spring bloomers. This spring, I finally got a jack-in-the-pulpit. The purple cultivar brings out the dark/burgundy notes on the Tiarella (blooming blurrily in the background), the "Henry's Garnet" Itea, the red-twigged dogwood (also purchased at the same plant sale, but years ago), the sweet shrub, and the other new plant (below), Asarum aka wild ginger. Check out its otherworldly flowers.

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