February 17, 2022

Alex Féthière

Under the raked-back mulch, this little patch of ramps is slowly expanding - note the sprout with exposed roots beside another one from an established bulb. The oldest might flower this year.

The real estate saw that a property's value is in three things: "location, location, location" applies even more to woodland perennials. Perennials won't perennialize if they aren't in the right conditions.

Sometimes these circumstances involve intangibles that prevent establishment. Intangible blockades are fewer if you're planting native perennials, which take advantage of existing relationships with regional insects, fungi and pollinators.

A settled native perennial can signpost the prospects for a foreign perennial. I took a chance on planting ramps because South Sound, like much of th...

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