The Fragrant Fritillary I hope I have mentioned here before a book called "Two Years Before The Mast", While there is no descrip...
Erythronium oregonum That's the flower I grew up with growing on the site of my childhood home. I stopped by to see Mom this evening ...
In the flesh.
Diana Reek showing me some of her extensive Erythronium collection. I was lucky to catch everything popping into bloom when I visited her p...
Over the weekend it was warm in the greenhouse and the F. acmopetala in the greenhouse were dripping a sweet, sticky necatar from the lower...
"All our discontents about what we want appear to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have." Daniel Dafoe. Read hi...
There certainly are more bright and shiny things happening this time of year as we inch closer to spring. Easter has come and gone, whi...
"Man-despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of top ...
Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Fritillaria affinis This is the Rogue River seed collection from around 2004. I know it's not fully opened yet, but I was walking aro...
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!