Skybridge Designs at the NW Flower & Garden Show

While I enjoy the large, involved displays at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show every year, I’m even more interested in the smaller displays housed in the skybridge. These are the compact displays using a 6′ by 12′ space meant to inspire condo, apartment, town home, and small yard owners. All NWFGS display gardens are there to give homeowners ideas but I’d argue the ideas … Continue reading Skybridge Designs at the NW Flower & Garden Show

Oklahoma Redbud: Under Appreciated, Above Special

Most gardeners are familiar with the Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, with its stunning magenta flowers that bloom on bare wood in early spring. It has some interesting relatives like Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ and ‘Merlot’ with their purplish leaves, ‘Little Woody’ with its dwarf form and crinkly foliage, ‘Hearts of Gold’ with its yellow leaves, and the weeping ‘Covey’ that’s also known as ‘Lavender Twist.’ It seems there’s a redbud out … Continue reading Oklahoma Redbud: Under Appreciated, Above Special