crazy mystery salvia

The Joy of Foliage

Gardens are best when shared with friends.

Freckles are sexy

Ann of Amateur Bot-ann-ist and I created a new Facebook group for garden bloggers in Oregon.  If you’re a garden blogger in Oregon (or nearby!), get on Facebook and send me a friend request so I can get you in the group!  We are planning a garden tour of bloggers’ gardens for garden bloggers.

Garden Bloggers’ Bud Day: May 2012

Today is the day when Garden Bloggers celebrate flower buds!


Penstemon barbatus ‘Schooley’s Coral’

Lilium formasanum var pricei


Digitalis trojana


Primula vialii

Cynara cardunculus



Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Arctic Summer’

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Ice Star’


Monardella macrantha

Triteleia laxa

Antirrhinum braun-blanquetii


Garden Bloggers’ Bud Day hosted by Cathy, at March into Gardening

Aristea major.  I’ve had my eye on this one for a while and thought I’d have to mail order it from Annie’s.  Luckily Cistus carries it and I was tipped off thanks to

I’m beginning to see why some gardeners don’t like orange flowers.  This photo does not do justice to the flat blazing orange of these flowers.

Best. Astrantia. Ever.

Astrantia major ‘Hadspen Blood’.  Sorry Scott, I have the best Astrantia.