The property here at Illahe was an old cherry orchard, and this corner has a pretty long and storied past. A pretty extensive research at ...
SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2017 -Shipping has ended for the season, this list is up for reference only- Greetings, This ...
Snow Day!! Presidents day came in like a weather lion, Cold temperatures on Sunday led to snow fall, but it melted off by the afternoon, Tue...
Fritillaria whittallii Mr. Charles Hervey Grey in the three volume Hardy Bulbs 1938 has this to say: A native of Asia minor, collected b...
So Prometheus was a good guy and helped out the humans, I think the biggest thing he did was give us fire, which of course changed the cour...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Colchicum haynaldii Grecian species, introduced into cultivation in the 1980's, this one is relatively new to me, I like the relativel...
Fall blooming Crocus Updated 9/14/14 Thank you everyone, I am finished shipping for the year. I will leave this post up for refer...
So I had the great fortune of starting my career for a little known but wonderful botanical garden nestled in the hills of South West Portla...
"All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have." Daniel Dafoe. Read hi...
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Nice to welcome the new year in with a flower. The first of the year is this winter blooming species from the Peloponnese in Greece. Here is a all the information you will need on this one: http://www.preslia.cz/P014CPer.pdf
A fun little winter bloomer adding some cheer to the grey, sodden, overcast days of deep winter.
Mostly back to normal Oregon weather, sunny, rainy, dry, drippy, cloudy, clear all that in the span of an hour.
Friday, January 6, 2017
The rock garden blanketed in snow.
So it was 12 degrees when I left this morning. Turning out to be a crazy cold winter so far.
The bulb frames would probably benefit from some more snow cover.
I promise some flower pictures soon, I saw a few crocus buds wanting to pop out as I was putting frost blankets on the greenhouse pots.
20 degrees and sunny now at noon with freezing rain, sleet and snow in the forecast for the weekend.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Woke up to a new year with a dusting of snow. Chilly end to the old and a frosty start the new.
The rock garden alpines seem to be loving this extra cold weather year we seem to be having.
I did manage to get some seeds down and cheers to a productive and prosperous new year.
32 degrees with an occasional snow flurry today.
Happy New Year!