Plant of the Month: Magnolia

April 5, 2019

Magnolia’s (for the most part) bloom on bare wood making this a stunning plant to see in the spring landscape. They come in various sizes from large multi-trunked shrubs, small to large trees, and some can even be trained as espalier’s against walls and fences. Before they bloom, they’re easily identified by their fuzzy flower… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Deer Fern

March 14, 2019

Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant) is an evergreen fern which is native to our area. It’s one of those immediately recognizable plants in our area due to its upward growing, reddish tinged fronds and black stems this time of year. It actually has 2 different kinds of fronds; the reproductive fronds, which are deciduous, and the… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Sarcococca

February 14, 2019

Sarcococca, also known as Sweet Box, is a winter blooming favorite. The glossy, evergreen foliage is always welcome around this time of year when many other plants lack the greenery we so crave in winter time. While its foliage is a nice sight, the tiny white flowers are why we chose this as plant of… Read more >

Winter Sun Hybrid Mahonia (Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun') Photo Courtesy of Great Plant Picks Plant of the Month: Winter Sun Hybrid Mahonia

January 15, 2019

To kick the year off with a bright spark is the Winter Sun Hybrid Mahonia (Mahonia x media ‘Winter Sun’). This architectural evergreen has fragrant, bright yellow blooms in December/January. The glossy evergreen frond-like foliage grows in upright whorls along its branches which make it a great choice for a focal plant for all seasons…. Read more >

Midnight Marvel Mallow (Hibiscus x 'Midnight Marvel') Plant of the Month: Hibiscus

September 13, 2017

If you’re interested in fall color, you are certainly in the right place here in the Pacific Northwest. While we have so many choices between trees, shrubs, and groundcovers for great fall color, Hibiscus x ‘Midnight Marvel’ really stands out with its vibrant blooms and colorful foliage.   Hibiscus x ‘Midnight Marvel’ has a mounding… Read more >