Did you know we’ve officially broken the record for most consecutive days without rain? It’s crazy to think that just this past winter/spring we also broke the record for most days with rain! In this dry, hot weather, nothing beats a cold glass of lemonade or a yummy ice cream cone. And you know what… Read more >
Organized under Buds and Blooms, Edible Gardening, Low Maintenance Gardens, Plant of the Month, Plants I Dig, Water-wise Gardening. Labeled as blackberry ice cream, drought tolerant plants, edible gardening, english lavender, french lavender, Hazel Spanish Lavender, herb garden, Hidcote Superior English Lavender, ice cream, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Superior’, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Walvera’, Lavandula stoechas ‘Larkman Hazel’, Lavandula x intermedia ‘Alba’, Lavandula x intermedia ‘Provence’, lavender, lavender blackberry ice cream, lavender ice cream, low maintenance plants, Provence French Lavender, Silver Edge Variegated Lavender, spanish lavender, summer blooming plants, variegated lavender, White Lavender.
Ornamental grasses can provide year-round interest while being easy to maintain and incredibly versatile. In the spring and summer, ornamental grasses are bright and lush and in the fall and winter, provide texture and color. They come in all sizes from small, mounding groundcovers to 12 feet tall flowering grasses. Their range in color, texture,… Read more >
Organized under Design Style, Low Maintenance Gardens, Plant of the Month, Plants I Dig, Water-wise Gardening. Labeled as acorus, Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’, Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’, alopecurus, Alopecurus pratensis ‘Aureus’, Arrhenatherum elatius bulbosum ‘Variegatum’, Beni Kaze Japanese Forest Grass, Black Mondo Grass, Blue Oatgrass, Blue Zinger Sedge, Bronze Baby New Zealand Flax, Bulbous Oat Grass, Bunny Blue Sedge, Burgundy Bunny Fountain Grass, Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster, Carex, Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’, Carex laxiculmus ‘Hobb Bunny Blue’, Carex morrowii ‘Aurea-Variegata’, Carex plantaginea, Carex siderostricha ‘Snow Cap’, Cordyline banksii ‘Electric Pink, Dechampsia cespitosa ‘Northern Lights’, designing with ornamental grasses, Electric Pink Cordyline, Elijah Blue Fescue, festuca, Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, Giant Feather Grass, Golden Variegated Hakonechloa, Golden Variegated Sweet Flag, grass, Greater Wood Rush, hakonechloa, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Hakonechloa macra ‘Beni-Kaze’, Helictrichon sempervirens, Isolepsis cernua ‘Live Wire’, Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, landscape design, Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’, Little Bunny Fountain Grass, Live Wire Fiber Optic Grass, Luzula sylvatica, Mexican Feather Grass, miscanthus, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’, Morning Light Maiden Grass, nassella, Nassella tenuissim, Northern Lights Tufted Hair Grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, ornamental grass design, ornamental grasses, Panicum ‘Prairie Fire’, Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’, pennisetum, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Burgundy Bunny’, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny’, Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’, phormium, Phormium tenax ‘Bronze Baby’, Prairie Dropseed, Prairie Fire Switch Grass, Purple Majesty Pearl Millet, sedge, Seersucker Sedge, Shenandoah Switch Grass, Snow Cap Sedge, sporobolus, Sporobolus heterolepis, Stippa gigantea, Striped Sweet Flag, Variegated Japanese Sedge, Variegated Lilyturf, Yellow Foxtail Grass.
Carex, a grass-like sedge, is a wonderfully diverse group that provides year-round interest with its evergreen foliage and adds both texture and color to any garden. While they prefer moist, well-drained soil, some Carex can also tolerate drought like conditions in partial sun to shade once they’ve been established. In a dry shaded area, they… Read more >
Organized under Buds and Blooms, Low Maintenance Gardens, Plant of the Month, Plants I Dig. Labeled as bowles golden sedge, Carex, carex elata 'Bowles Golden', carex flagellifera 'Kiwi', carex oshimensis 'eversheen, carex testacea, carex trifida 'rekohu sunrise', Container Gardening, eversheen japanese sedge, grass-like, groundcover, kiwi sedge, orange sedge, rekohu sunrise sedge, sedge.
Now that summer is officially here (and hopefully the sun won’t be too far behind), the Pacific Northwest is really coming into its full flowering glory. This selection of plants, including our Plant of the Month: Iris, is just a small sampling of all the wonderful bloomers out there this time of year. Brunnera- The… Read more >
Organized under Buds and Blooms, Plant of the Month, Plants I Dig. Labeled as bellflowers, blooming now, blue oat grass, briza maxima, brunnera, campanula, daylily, greater quaking grass, helioctrichon sempervirens, hemerocallis, june blooming plants, june flowers, lithodora, paeonia, penstemon, peony, salvia, what's blooming in your garden, what's blooming now.
With June’s plant of the month coming in so many different colors, it’s no wonder they were named Iris, meaning “rainbow” in Greek. While Irises can be a bit fussy with their growing conditions, with a little extra care, you can grow these beauties in your own garden. Pacific Coast Iris- The Pacific Coast Iris… Read more >
Organized under Buds and Blooms, Plant of the Month, Plants I Dig. Labeled as bearded iris, beardless iris, black gamecock, blue flag iris, iris, irises, japanese iris, june plant of the month, louisiana iris, pacific coast iris, rainbow, siberian iris, wild iris, yellow flag iris.