Dan Hinkley’s Top 25 Plants

Last week at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show there were some amazing seminars and Dan Hinkley was one of the best.  He presented this list of his top 25 plants, or the plants he will always have in his garden.  I’m excited about these plants, especially my favorite, the Dove Tree!  Check out some old favorites from the Pacific Northwest as well as the … Continue reading Dan Hinkley’s Top 25 Plants

Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

Today was the first day of the Flower and Garden Show in Seattle and there were beautiful plants (I loved the Itoh Peony in full bloom!) creative displays (Hobbit house!) and informative seminars (Thomas Hobbs has an amazing garden!).  Here is a teaser of the Washington Park Arboretum’s  A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden. Continue reading Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

Guess This Plant

I will shamefully admit, I have no idea what this plant is! I took this photo at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in February in Seattle.  But I didn’t write down a name.  Falaroy distracted me.  So I’ll keep searching and please keep guessing!   ***Update***  The ‘Real Botanist’ award goes to Cathy at Words and Herbs for identifying this as Australia’s native fuchsia, … Continue reading Guess This Plant

Plant Picks From the NW Flower and Garden Show

Pink forsythia, or Abeliophyllum distichum, grows 3-6 feet tall in full sun to part shade.  It flowers in early spring and has a light, sweet fragrance.                                             Beautiful foliage on this shrubby pine.  There was a little note by it that said ‘Harvest Moon’, … Continue reading Plant Picks From the NW Flower and Garden Show