Endless Summer Hydrangea 'Original'

4 Shrubs That Bloom Again

Most gardeners love a deliciously fragrant lilac or colorful mophead hydrangea but it’s a bit frustrating to grow these shrubs when they don’t bloom again all year. Growers have tried to solve this issue by hybridizing shrubs so that gardeners can enjoy blooms at least twice, sometimes three times, a growing season. Here are four cultivars you wouldn’t expect to rebloom but do. Eternal Fragrance … Continue reading 4 Shrubs That Bloom Again

Tiny Street Gardens Give Cheer

Was in downtown Edmonds, WA the other morning and noticed this gorgeous parking strip. Downtown Edmonds is full of colorful, nicely designed corners. I’m always impressed. It’s amazing how tiny gardens can make a brief walk from the car to a shop such a cheery experience. Even in earlyish spring. Some of the plants here are Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon,’ Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart,’ Rheum … Continue reading Tiny Street Gardens Give Cheer

Colorful Foliage for Shade

In the Pacific Northwest, many homeowners have a shady spot in their garden. An old, second-growth cedar or fir might take up an entire corner, a neighbor’s giant magnolia or purple leaf plum might create a wide, encompassing shadow. So what to do. With some fresh compost and occasional supplemental water, you can grow a lovely shade garden. And it doesn’t have to be all … Continue reading Colorful Foliage for Shade