Garden inspiration: Richie Steffen lecture on great plants






Inspiration from Richie Steffen Richie Steffen gave the lecture this week for the winter speaker series for the Snohomish County Master Gardener foundation.  The series is so popular it sold out with season ticket holders and the line up of speakers is wonderful as  always.  I wasn’t able to see the first lecture, but I […]

Green or blooming plants in mid-January in my Pacific Northwest garden






I had a break this afternoon from work and decided to take a walk around the property to see whats happening and what green or blooming plants in mid-January I could find.  As I type this though its 5:12 and already dark… ugh, this is about the time of year when I get a little […]

Actaea racemosa (bugbane)






PLANT OF THE WEEK – Actaea racemosa (Prior: Cimicifuga racemosa) PLANT of the WEEK: Bugbane “Plant of the Week” is part of a series of fact sheets I did for a horticulture class I took at Oregon State University on herbaceous perennials. I thought others might also be interested and we could have a discussion […]

Comfrey (Symphytum)






Comfrey (Symphytum)   “Plant of the Week” Comfrey is part of a series of fact sheets I did for a horticulture class I took at Oregon State University on herbaceous perennials. I thought others might also be interested and we could have a discussion on our experiences with some of these plants. I’ve also started […]