Rainy Side Gardeners
A Pacific Northwest Plant of the Week (2011)
Every week (give or take) we feature a plant from our gallery.
December 25, 2011
This is a subtler lily with soft yellow petals and soft pink tips.
December 18, 2011
GIANT CHAIN FERN
The largest fern native to North America is found along the western half of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
December 12, 2011
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
GOLDEN FULL MOON MAPLE
This maple has beautiful yellow-green foliage, attractive fall leaves and prominent red flowers and seeds.
December 5, 2011
Introduced in 1908, this evergreen tree is one of the most attractive conifers.
November 27, 2011
The best reason for growing this shrub is for its outstanding fall to mid winter flowers.
November 14, 2011
BLUE SHRIMP PLANT, BLUE HONEYWORT, BLUE WAX FLOWER
This beautiful and unusual annual draws in the hummingbirds and bees.
November 7, 2011
CRIMSON FLAG, COFFEE LILY, RIVER LILY, SCARLET RIVER LILY
As beautiful as an October sunset, easy to grow and abundant in bloom in fall and winter, Hesperantha 'Oregon Sunset' puts color back into our drab gray winter.
October 31, 2011
PACIFIC MADRONE, MADRONA
The common names madrone and madrona come from the Spanish word for strawberry tree, madrono, because of its resemblance to Arbutus unedo, a Mediterranean strawberry tree.
October 24, 2011
In 1975, Jim Fisk introduced Clematis 'Niobe' to the nursery trade, where it became one of the most popular clematis to grow, many considering it the best.
October 17, 2011
The handsome rosettes of fleshy green leaves are covered with a silvery-white waxy powder, its silvery appearance sets off basalt rock in perfect contrast.
October 10, 2011
This evergreen shrub produces many pinkish-mauve to wine colored berries that persist through fall and winter.
October 3, 2011
BONNET BELLFLOWER, ASIAN BELLFLOWER
This herbaceous perennial, commonly referred to as a vine, with its sprawling tendencies and 2 to 3 feet height.
September 26, 2011
Pot up bulbs in autumn and stage the container in spring when the iris comes into bloom.
September 19, 2011
VICTORIA LADY FERN
A lady with daggers? Sounds dangerous. This lady fern is named after the way its pinnae criss-cross.
Gardening for the Homebrewer: Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More
By co-authors Debbie Teashon (Rainy Side Gardeners) and Wendy Tweton