Dec 20, 2015
A simple plant combo recipe emphasizing textural contrast of two plants, this green-on-green planting scheme is an easy planting combination to replicate in your woodland garden. ..
Dec 16, 2015
Plants in this combo were selected with consideration for a color theme and for delivering reliable blooms, even in a shady location. The light and bright
foliage and flower will brighten up a dark area in your garden. It's best with morning sun and afternoon shade or it would really love an open shade
situation offering filtered light all day. That said, this combo can take a fair amount of sun in Pacific Northwest gardens, though do avoid situating
it in the afternoon blast and do make sure it receives regular summer irrigation if it's in a sunny spot.
Aug 22, 2015
The high canopy of native douglas firs (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is complemented by an understory of full moon (Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum') and autumn moon (Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon') maples and swaths of sword ferns (Polystichum munitum). The golden foliage of the maples illuminate the garden floor and stand out against the rich, primordial green of the ferns. This cultivated version of our Pacific Northwest woodland is simple and elegant and we happened upon it while touring Kinen's, a favorite wholesale grower of fine trees located in Oregon. To go fully native with this planting scheme, consider subbing vine maples for the full moon maples; perhaps even Acer circinatum 'Pacific Fire' which will add another element of winter interest with its vibrant red stems. ..
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