My mom (who lives 10 miles away) has Jacob's ladder that are already a good 18" high. Mine are stumps of dried dead twigs. I know that her yard is sunnier and generally warmer than mine, but...I fear the worst. Anyone else grow polemonium? How's it doing? I have a strong hunch that my male greyhound took out my plants by...peeing them to death. :(
I'm also wondering about Solomon's seal. I planted some last year, and I have no clue what it looks like when it's coming up. I was surprised that I hadn't seen it break ground yet, but today I noticed dark red pips that look similar to hosta pips but seem more spread out. (There are also hostas in the area, but I don't think those pips would look quite like this.) Could these be my Solomon's seal?
Thanks for the help! And feel free to post your "are they dead?' questions in this thread, too. I think it helps to be able to bounce questions off other UMW gardeners when you don't see any signs of your precious perennials just yet. ;)