The recently discovered old-stock Solomon Seals are progressing nicely! The buds are beginning to emerge from each leaf along the stem, fascinating to watch develop. Twelve stems of this perennial plant emerged this spring in the newly-cleared, and bulldozed, back yard. Who knows how long they were just surviving, sight-unseen, under the deep thicket of wild rose bushes, bamboo and sumac that comprised the back yard? It was overgrown like that for at least the last fifty years.