Sichuan - Gansu Trip October 2015

November 02, 2015

I had great plans of getting back into the swing of things, but on the flight home I came down with a bug and combined with being up for more than twenty four hours, these last few days have not been easy.  While organizing photos and writing notes I managed... Read More

Plant Expedition China and Taiwan ~ Fall 2015

August 10, 2015

August 2015 Plant Expedition China and Taiwan ~ Fall 2015 Once again we are trekking into the mountains of China and hopefully Taiwan in search for exceptional and rare plants that elude many western gardens.  We are shamelessly looking for contributors to help support our trip.  As you know the... Read More

First Plant Sale Of The Fall

September 01, 2013

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West Coast Travels; A trip for Trillium

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Plant Hunting In China Fall 2013

June 17, 2013

Magnolia Good News!  We are planning an expedition to China for this fall.  Since these trips are very expensive and the logistics are complicated we are putting out the word to those of you who would like to bring back part of the action.  If you donate to the cause,... Read More

Spring Garden Highlights

July 02, 2012

Well, the nursery may be closed for walk-ins during summer, but make sure you don't miss these next two great plant sales that we will be participating in.  Both of these are destination sales and gardens, where you should plan to take your friends or family on a weekend outing.... Read More

Fall For Arisaemas

December 10, 2012

Fall and WInter are for shipping Arisaema Tubers!  Order now, because by April it will be too late. Arisaemas go dormant usually late summer and can be dug and stored dry, like a Dahlia.  Each year new roots are sent out.  This allows for easy (and cheaper) shipping, so we... Read More

Cypripedium in the Garden

May 01, 2012

Cypripedium are not as tricky as their reputation suggests, but not all are adaptable for the garden.  With this in mind, as a general rule, they prefer a balanced  media of organic humus rich nutrients and inorganic free draining components.  The best results I have had for growing Cyps has... Read More

Promising last few days

March 28, 2012

Some of the garden plants starting to bloom. Pleione forrestii Epimedium sulphureum Scoliopus hallii Trillium chloropetalum 'Volcano' Petasites hybridus Corydalis quantmeyeranga 'Chocolate Stars' Corydalis solida Primula kisoana Read More

Mountain Loop

January 02, 2012

Mountain Loop Highway; the forgotten highway of Snohomish County. Goodyera oblongifolia covered by snow except for their seed pods sticking out. Maianthemum dilatatum was a nice contrast to the white show. Menziesia ferruginea showed off its structural growth. Chamaecyparis nootkatensis Polypodium amorphum with ice hanging off. Read More