The spring planting sprint is well underway and the race is on in my garden at home and in the client gardens we have in production. I've had my eyes open this week and this post shares some of the highlights from this week. It's a small taste, but I hope you enjoy.
The Best Stuff from This Week
Where I Saw It: Portland Nursery—9000 SE Division Street, Portland OR 97266 🔗 popl.ink/PortlandNursery
Why I Like It: I got this container last year at a Seattle nursery (sorry, can't remember which one) and I absolutely love it. I was happy to see it available at Portland Nursery on Division. I have the Plantasaurus Rex, but I can foresee expanding on the family and adding some of its cousins.
Aquilegia 'Origami Red & White'
Where I Saw It: You'll see these all around, but I saw this red one at Portland Nursery on Stark. 🔗popl.ink/PortlandNursery
Why I Like It: Showy and fun—nothing screams spring as much as columbine. I particularly liked these red ones—they brought a smile to my face. This North American native is a cheery addition to a woodland garden, mixed bed, or spring container.
Plant Info: popl.ink/Columbine-Red-and-White
Where I Saw It: Portland Nursery—5050 SE Stark Street, Portland OR 97215 🔗 popl.ink/PortlandNursery
Why I Like It: Lots of different varieties blooming their heads off. This cocktail series is fun. Pictured here is Geum 'Mai Tai', but different flavors include G. 'Tequila Sunrise', G. 'Banana Daiquiri' and, I'm sure there are others. Though not exactly the same variety as pictured, I link below to Geum 'Totally Tangerine', another favorite.
Plant Info: Geum coccineum 'Totally Tangerine'
Why I Like It: I walk around my neighborhood quite a lot and one of my greatest joys is watching the progress of gardens I've created with various clients around here. This is one of the first crape myrtles I planted, many years ago now. Look at that wonderful bark. Worth the wait, wouldn't you agree?
Plant Info: Lagerstroemia hybrid 'Zuni'
The link below will take you to plants that are similar to the one pictured (if applicable).
Alternate Plant: Lagerstroemia x 'Natchez'
Pelagorium 'Occald Shield'
Where I Saw It: Portland Nursery—5050 SE Stark Street, Portland OR 97215popl.ink/PortlandNursery
Why I Like It: Check out that foliage! With color like that, these aren't your grandma's geraniums. I picked up several of these for my containers. They'll provide color all summer long, asking for very little in return. Very easy-care and easy-to-grow.
Plant Info: popl.ink/Pelagonium_FG