Spring Colors

As spring stirs with gusts and swirls, we have some beautiful colors lighting up the landscape in the Pacific Northwest.  PJM rhododendron, one of the early bloomers, is vibrant with the contrasting mahogany colored winter foliage and the bright lavender flowers.  I’ve written about this practically perfect plant before, but need to repeat the moving story of its name.   PJM is named after Peter J. … Continue reading Spring Colors

PJM Rhododendron

“This is the only rhody that I would ever buy” says a friend of mine.  An argument ensues.  ”One day when you’re old, tell me then that you’ve never bought another type of rhododendron”,  I quickly respond. ” A cool new variety might come out, that you must have!  When you’re putting in your Northwest native plant garden you might want a R. macrophyllum.”   There … Continue reading PJM Rhododendron