Winter Garden Tasks

Winter Garden Tasks

Now that the dead trees are gone from the front of the driveway I need to put in new screening trees.  Having a large space to work with gives me the opportunity to finally get some of the large trees I’ve been wishing for. Large trees are best viewed from a distance....
Am I behind?

Am I behind?

Sometimes you keep waiting for a moment to cut back, weed, move, etc. Then all the sudden it is too late. What to do?   Should I just leave it or should I cut it back and just deal with the consequences? It is always a dilemma in gardening. This year it has been the...
Fragrance in the Air

Fragrance in the Air

Summer is here. No not the blazing sun and hot nights of last year but the soft warmth with cool breezes and clouds blowing by that we in the Pacific Northwest are used too. With the summer winds comes fragrance from the garden. Sometimes the fragrance comes from...
Shady Characters

Shady Characters

Most of you know I spend a lot of time creating shade, or at least trying to. Real shade is necessary for some plants. They like to hide out in the leafy glades under big trees. Traditional shade plants can have very different structure, giving an otherworldly look to...
Ho Hum? I Think Not!

Ho Hum? I Think Not!

This is the Pacific Northwest. As we drive through neighborhoods, parking lots, and walk through forest trails and parks we see Rhododendrons. Actually, we kind of get tired of seeing Rhododendrons for sale everywhere, and planted everywhere. Even in the design...
The Seductive Magnolia

The Seductive Magnolia

I’m not from the south but I could be. I love the beautiful flowers of magnolias. When My oldest moved to South Carolina with her husband I had my first over the top magnolia experience. Walking downtown Beaufort the overwhelming scent of sweet lemony magnolia was...

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