We featured Jane Horn’s driveway garden in Prior Lake, Minnesota, in the GPOD’s 2nd birthday post, but today we feature another, lusher portion of her garden. She sent these photos in with the following information: “Annuals add welcome color to the shade garden but may not fit your budget year after year. The two dark purple plants in the foreground of this photo are Oxalis triangularis (purple shamrock). They are annuals in my Zone 4 garden but can easily be dug up and overwintered in my basement in a dormant state. No water is required. In mid-April, I begin watering them and move them outside to the sun in mid-May. They readily begin growing and I return them to the garden when they look good enough. The same treatment also applies to the elephant ears, although they are slower growing.”
But really, we need to know more, don’t we? I begged Jane for plant IDs for more of the plants in this amazing garden, and she so nicely replied with a plant list. Yay! I’ve put her IDs in the first caption.