Monthly Archives: April 2013

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WESTERN WILD GINGER

Asarum caudatum f ‘album’ This evergreen groundcover, also known as long-tailed wild ginger, has beautiful heart-shaped leaves. The flowers peek out from beneath the leaf canopy. Our plants originated from western Oregon and the flowers on individual plants vary in … Continue reading

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Primula ‘Blue Zebra’

The newest primula in my collection.

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Up-cycled Mailbox garden storage

Great Garden Storage, where you need it…   wp.me/p2kNeQ-84

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Pacific Trillium, Trillium ovatum

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Rheum ‘tanguticum’

Sometimes photos say more than words.  It’s a strange and beautiful presence in the yard.   This plant continues to amaze me. (We have 3 of them and they look different in everyplace we have it.) https://ourhomeinthewoods.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/garden-wow-rheum-palmatum-var-tanguticum/    

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RE-PURPOSED LIGHT FIXTURES MAKE GREAT MINI-GREENHOUSES

I love to find a great deal. I love to re-purpose something someone might just add to a landfill. I love to see my plant treasures thriving in my garden Sometimes you just need a ‘mini-greenhouse’ to get some tender plants … Continue reading

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The Elusive Blue Poppy – Meconopsis

Last summer I bought a blue poppy from Dan Hinkley.    The blue poppies were among the other unique and interesting plants he had for sale.  We got to talking about the poppy and I explained that over the last few … Continue reading

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OMPHALODES – pretty perennial that sounds like a disease

OMPHALODES:   aka:  the creeping forget-me-not A member of the borage family It’s a semi rare perennial, it’s easy to grow. What makes it interesting:   A plant is interesting to me if I have never seen it before.  We first came across … Continue reading

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Big Monster Perennial, BUTTERBUR aka PETASITES

PETASITES: A member of the Aster family AKA: butterbur, coltswold It’s a Monster!  This leaf was over 36″ across.  That beautiful little 2-year-old is standing underneath it.  She called it her umbrella.  WOW!  Leaves like this just don’t happen in the … Continue reading

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