They are one of my favourite Spring flowers, and one that often provide some of the best examples of 'serendipity in the garden.' I would like to think that I had a hand in the cute combination above - the fact that it looks like my Dodecatheon is sheltering itself from the sun by way of a large, green, living umbrella. The reality of the situation is that Dodecatheon is a notorious self seeder in the border that abuts my garage. I had planted three of these dainty pink 'shooting stars' at the opposite end of the border, in among some yellow Epimedium and 'Blue Panda' Corydalis - this was the combination I was looking forward to - so imagine my response when I spotted a stray clump, cavorting with my Astilboides tabularis. I wonder where he will pop up this coming Spring!
1 year ago