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Category: Ornamental Plants

Plant of the Week- March 23
Plant of the Week- March 23

Tall Oregon Grape! Right now, one of the showiest plants in bloom is Tall Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium. Our area is native to 3 species of Mahonia, and Tall Oregon Grape is the most widespread of these.  This remarkable evergreen shrub will grow in sun or partial shade, on rocky, sandy or even wet clay soils. […]

Plant of the Week- March 9
Plant of the Week- March 9

Pieris japonica – Pieris or Japanese Andromeda Pieris is a broadleaf evergreen shrub in the heather family, Ericacaea. This particular species is native to eastern China, Taiwan and Japan, where it grows as an understory in mountain forests. Like many plants in this family, pieris have bell or urn shaped flowers that are very attractive […]

Plant of the Week- March 3
Plant of the Week- March 3

A feature we hope to run through the year- Plant of the Week. We want to introduce you to some interesting plants that are excellent for our Northwest gardens and landscapes. This week: Azara microphylla Boxleaf azara is a broadleaf evergreen that is uncommon in local gardens, but an easy to grow one. It has […]


It’s time to prune your rhododendrons

The Pacific Northwest has one of the finest rhododendron growing climates in the country. They are an integral part of many landscapes, and their variety is astounding. As the bloom season winds down in early June, it signals a perfect time to groom and prune your rhododendrons to keep them from outgrowing their space. There […]


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