Christmas Cuttings 2 | Greens

Christmas Cuttings 2 | Greens

Today we are going to finish the rest of the essential cuttings for your Christmas display. Some of these can be used inside with fresh roses or other cut flowers. They can also be used as wreath greens for outdoors. We are lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest where...
Christmas Cuttings 1 | Holly

Christmas Cuttings 1 | Holly

As sometimes happens (many times actually) some research on a blog post can turn you to another direction totally. This is one of those times. While researching where and how to grow my favorite Christmas greens I came across a lot of information about holly. I use...
Big Bold Begonias

Big Bold Begonias

One of my favorite plants are begonias. I say plants because there are many different types of begonias. There are a couple I can’t be bothered with (like fiberous bedding begonias) but for the rest of them… Bring them on. Starting in early summer and stretching into...
Hydrangea Drama Continues

Hydrangea Drama Continues

In my last post, I decided (while writing it) that maybe hydrangeas were not so ‘ho hum’. In fact, I came up with so many that it should really be split into two posts so, as promised, here is the ‘rest of the story’ starting with my collection from Windcliff Nursery....
Hydrangeas, Ho Hum?

Hydrangeas, Ho Hum?

At best, I have a tenuous relationship with hydrangeas.  Sometimes I love them and sometimes they seem like a boring old grandma shrub with little to bring to the garden. But just this week I was going through the upper shade garden and surprise, surprise there are...