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...
Wispy, Wild, Wonderful Grasses

Wispy, Wild, Wonderful Grasses

Traveling is an amazing way to experience many different ways to plant, plants to use, and new ideas. Reading (for those who can’t travel) is another way to be inspired. I love to read books about gardening but I also love to read magazines. One of the best magazines...
Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Summer is creeping up slowly. Hard to imagine that the 15th of June was raining, blowing, and 52. Sometimes you have to just wait without railing against the weather and just enjoy. Some things were very unhappy in the garden. The tomatoes think they got transplanted...
Growing In My Greenhouse

Growing In My Greenhouse

Often, I find myself loving a plant that is hard to find. I also really want to put unusual garden worthy plants into the designs I do. I started last year to grow some of the things I love to use in my own greenhouse. While I may not be an experienced grower, I can...
Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Today we are supposed to have sun.  The sky is getting lighter and I saw the moon last night.   This may seem silly to many of my readers out there that see the sun and the moon numerous occasions throughout the winter, but here in the Pacific Northwest it has been a...
Snowdrops: Yes Spring Is Coming

Snowdrops: Yes Spring Is Coming

Finally we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, or should I say light in the sky for longer periods of time.    Many gardeners  say that winter is the best season.  I tend to agree but this year, I’m so done with it.   Left over plants from the garden show...