the gates of hell

the gates of hell
The Gates of Hell

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014


Uncoiling young snake lily with awesome stem markings, alias voodoo lily, black dragon, stink lily, black lily, dragonwort, and more, all very appropriate names for a devil garden plant. Behind the lily lurks the butcher's broom (needle sharp), sending up fascinating new shoots, turns out it's related to asparagus.
Dracunculus vulgaris
Ruscus aculeatus

oplopanax horridus

resurrection of the Devil's Club, the anchor plant and inspiration for the devil garden
Oplopanax horridus

"bonsai" horse chestnut

11 years old, and the emerging leaves still amaze me each spring

Aesculus hippocastanum
Horse chestnut

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

dark-side euphorbias

love their names and blazing colors

Euphorbia 'Bonfire'

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

Sunday, April 13, 2014

darmera peltata

budding darmera peltata (umbrella plant)...frisky!
Darmera peltata

mouse plant in flower

squeak, I have a mouse....this is a very tiny flower, but the tail is very long, couldn't even get it all into the photo
Arisarum proboscideum