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

Autumn Flowering Cherry

“If I had the money I would plant a trillion of these trees!!!!”  While I was reading about Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ I came across this quote and it made me smile.  Not a hundred, not even a million, nor would a billion be enough, but a trillion flowering cherry trees.  That’s the number 1 followed by 12 zeros.  Would the earth be big enough to hold … Continue reading Autumn Flowering Cherry