Glimpses from the garden

While traveling to visit nurseries in Oregon, I offer random glimpses of the garden. With any good luck, I’ll find a treasure or two to add to the garden.

Hostas, Japanese Forest grass, ferns, and sweetbox border this shaded, constructed stream that meanders to a small pond.

Hostas, Japanese Forest grass, ferns, and sweetbox border this shaded, constructed stream that meanders to a small pond. Fading yellow flowers of the weeping Golden Chain tree can be seen on the upper right.

Gardeners who doubt the sturdiness of daphnes should give Eternal Fragrance a try. It is tough as nails and it flowers on and off from April into early autumn.

Gardeners who doubt the sturdiness of daphnes should give Eternal Fragrance a try. It is tough as nails and it flowers on and off from April into early autumn.

Indian pinks (Spigelia marilandica) are flowering after a weather related off year last spring.

Indian pinks (Spigelia marilandica) are flowering after a weather related off year last spring.

Itea 'Henry's Garnet' flowering in early June in damp soil in the lower garden.

Itea ‘Henry’s Garnet’ flowering in early June in damp soil in the lower garden.

 

The earliest of the Japanese irises are blooming at the edges of the koi pond. In another week other cultivars will flower, and others will bloom for another several weeks.

The earliest of the Japanese irises are blooming at the edges of the koi pond. In another week other cultivars will flower, and others will bloom for another several weeks.

Sprawling Oakleaf hydrangeas at the edge of the koi pond must be pruned so that neighboring shrubs and perennials are not overwhelmed.

Sprawling Oakleaf hydrangeas at the edge of the koi pond must be pruned so that neighboring shrubs and perennials are not overwhelmed.

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3 thoughts on “Glimpses from the garden

  1. Does the Great Big Greenhouse have Japanese Forest Grass? I haven’t been able to find it since I moved to Richmond a year and a half ago. It’s a wonderful plant!!!

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