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.
The first 6 months. Gains and losses. The last time I updated you on our recent move to our 5-acre mini farm in Snohomish was in February. That seems like eons ago. And though the snow has melted and it appears the torrential downfalls have come to an end, it just barely feels like spring,… Read more >
It does nothing but rain in the Northwest…not so We are starting to see a break in the rain finally, and before we know it summer will be here (fingers crossed). If you’ve ever spent a summer as a slave to your hose trying to keep your garden watered, you know that it does not… Read more >
Now that Spring is finally here and we’re starting to get some warmer weather, we’re seeing flowers pop up everywhere we look! The Flowering Quince is one of those early spring bloomers that really packs a punch on a gray day and has many different varieties to choose from. They range in size from broad… Read more >
Organized under Buds and Blooms, Plant of the Month, Plants I Dig, Water-wise Gardening. Labeled as Cameo Japanese Flowering Quince, chaenomeles, Chaenomeles japonica ‘Cameo’, Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Toyo – Nishiki’, Chaenomeles superba ‘Jet Trail’, drought tolerant plants, flowering quince, japanese flowering quince, japanese quince, Jet Trail Flowering Quince, low maintenance plants, plant of the month flowering quince, quince, Toyo – Nishiki Flowering Quince.