Arrow Leaf Balsamroot

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

The leaves of Arrowleaf balsamroot in the Spring are just delicious. They look so fresh and alive as compared to the leaves in the summer when they are dusty and desiccated. The color is such a contrast to the surrounding plants, softly glaucescent and covered in fine hairs. This pubescence gives the plant a slight advantage and protection from heat and drought. I like the … Continue reading Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Idaho Container Design

Upon arriving in the gem state I was thrilled to design and plant several containers for a local business. What could grow here? What were good container plants? The landscaping in this area is ‘natural’, shall we say. Professional garden design is not as obvious here, as in Western Washington (the land flowing with milk and honey). I see an occasional geranium or petunia in … Continue reading Idaho Container Design