Darwin’s Barberry

I met Berberis darwinii yesterday at the Washington Park Arboretum.  Temperatures were in the upper 30’s, so it’s always an unexpected surprise to find the unassuming December flower.  This shrub is in the Pacific Connections Garden, which brings together plants from Cascadia (the Northwest), Chile, Australia, New Zealand and China.  I love walking through these collections and looking for similarities and differences from our own … Continue reading Darwin’s Barberry