Six on Saturday

Another "Six on Saturday" - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! The weather in the Seattle area has been hot, hot, hot, and dry, dry, dry. Today it's sprinkling off and on, a welcome reprieve. I've been pretty careful not to sound alarmist, but most of Eastern and parts of southern WA are … Continue reading Six on Saturday

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Pruning for growth

Perhaps this seems counterintuitive? Well, not necessarily. There are so many ways to prune, but increasing growth is probably not the one most people think of. However, I am actively training many plants to take up a large space as quickly as possible. But the important distinction is where¬†the space is. A plant can only … Continue reading Pruning for growth

Six on Saturday – 07/21/2018

Another "Six on Saturday" - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! This summer has been fairly mild, but there have been some pretty dry and hot bouts that have browned out many patches of grass and caused crisping of leaves here and there. I've watered every day simply because I've got so many … Continue reading Six on Saturday – 07/21/2018

Pleasing combination plantings from the garden

Here are some recent photos from the garden highlighting some combinations I'm particularly happy with. I'll hopefully try to add more and be a bit more regular with interesting landscape aesthetics, but for now these two caught my eye. Below is a festuca glauca 'Elijah blue' grass, sedum 'sunsparkler dazzleberry', and Berberis thungbergii atropurpurea 'Rose … Continue reading Pleasing combination plantings from the garden

Six on Saturday – 07/07

Another "Six on Saturday" - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! 1. Heuchera 'peach parfait' My first heuchera plant, bought last year. It hasn't really exploded, but it keeps on trucking healthily. The grass here is taking over. It's only been a year though so I'm sure it will get much bigger. 2. … Continue reading Six on Saturday – 07/07