THE NURSERY IS CURRENTLY IN A DORMANT PERIOD, BUT A FEW PLANTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE, AND I CAN ASSIST CLIENTS IN OBTAINING PLANTS FROM GROWERS, WHOLESALERS AND RETAILERS IN THE REGION. LIMITED CONTRACT PROPAGATION IS AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS ASSISTANCE TO HOMEOWNERS WHO WISH TO PROPAGATE PLANTS FOR THEIR OWN LANDSCAPES.
Monarch butterflies on Showy Milkweed *
Focusing on PNW native plants, and selected less-common non-natives.
Also: container gardens with an emphasis on year-round color; readymade or custom designs.
(check with me for current and upcoming availabilities)
Shrubs and Trees
Acer circinnatum (Vine Maple)
Multi-trunked large shrub or small tree, loves dappled edges. Resembles some Japanese maples. Brilliant fall color.
Acer circinnatum ***
Pinus contorta (Shore Pine)
Tsuga heterophylla (Western Hemlock)
Rhododendron macrophyllum, 2-gal. - our regional native Rhody, pale pink flowers (1 gallons available in late summer/early fall)
Lonicera involucrata (Twinberry)
Philadelphus lewisii (Mock Orange)
large deciduous shrub for sun, drought-tolerant once established
P. lewisii **
Spiraea densiflora (Alpine Spirea)
Showy deciduous shrub for full sun, to 3 x 3 ft, clusters of bright pink flowers peak in May/June, but rebloom through early fall. Moderate water.
Mt Rainier ***
Spiraea douglasii (Hardhack)
very large, deciduous shrub for wetland edges, full sun
Vaccinium ovatum (Evergreen Huckleberry)
Large, handsome, evergreen shrub with small pink flowers followed by deep blue, tasty berries. Most often found on dappled edges, but can live happily in full sun or considerable shade.
Mahonia aquifolium (Tall Oregon Grape)
To 7 ft tall, usually on dappled edges but can live in full sun. Bright yellow flowers in late winter/spring, followed by clusters of deep blue berries that resemble small grapes, are edible and have both fans and detractors among grazing humans. Evergreen, very drought tolerant. May get a bit spotty and red in winter. Flowers a good nectar source for hummingbirds in late winter.
M. aquifolium **
Mahonia nervosa (Low Oregon Grape)- available in fall
Rosa nutkana (Nootka Rose)
Rosa gymnocarpa (Baldhip Rose)
Rosa pisocarpa (Cluster Rose)
Physocarpus capitatus (Western Ninebark)
Philadelphus lewisii (Mock Orange)
Holodiscus discolor (Ocean Spray)
Ribes sanguineum (Red-flowering Currant)- available in fall
R. sanguineum, deeper and paler pink forms **
Cornus sericea (Red Twig Dogwood)
Spreads by stolons, can form a clone several feet in diameter, to 8 ft tall. Deciduous, with bright to deep red twigs lending winter beauty. Flat clusters of small white flowers followed by whitish berries (not edible for humans). May be browsed by deer.
C. sericea **
C. sericea, late winter/early spring
Sidalcea hendersonii (Checker Mallow)
tall, showy, long-blooming, likes moist garden soil or bog. Plants may have either female or hermaphrodite ("bisexual") flowers. Female flowers are smaller, usually deeper pink. Spreads slowly via short rhizomes; hermaphrodite plant or female with nearby hermaphrodite will also self-seed generously. Great host for butterflies.
Sidalcea hendersonii in
wetland garden **
Sidalcea hendersonii (hermaphrodite inflorescence) ***
Campanula rotundifolia- native campanula, a bit over a foot tall, blooms generously from late spring to fall, lavender bells
Eriophyllum lanatum (Wooly Sunflower)
Beautifully dissected, gray foliage, many bright yellow, daisylike flowers. Usually deciduous, but can be semi-evergreen in a dry, protected location. Resents wet weather and heavy soils. Preferred siting is full sun, on a sandy or gravelly slope.
Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
Very showy, blooms early summer. Evergreen foliage is attractive and edible, chivelike. Bulbs are edible, but the plant is mostly valued for its beauty. About a foot high, spreads reliably via bulb offsets and self-seeding.
A. cernuum **
Tolmiea menziesii (Piggyback Plant)
Tellima grandiflora (Fringecups)
Aquilegia formosa (Western Columbine) *
Lupinus polyphyllus (Bigleaf Lupine)
Potentilla gracilis (Slender Cinquefoil)
Potentilla anserina (Silverweed)
Lilium columbianum (Columbia Lily)
L. columbianum, Mt Rainier *
Aruncus dioicus (Goatsbeard)
Camassia quamash (Camas)
C. quamash ***
Camassia leichtlinii (SOLD OUT)
C. leichtlinii **
Sisyrinchium californicum (Yellow-eyed Grass)
Armeria maritima (Sea Thrift)
Grindelia stricta (Coast Gumweed)
Erigeron speciosa (Showy Fleabane)
Aster subspicatus (Douglas Aster)
Caltha leptosepala (Marsh Marigold)
Penstemon cardwellii- available mid-August
Penstemon rupicola- available mid-August
Penstemon ovatus- available fall
Mimulus cardinalis- Cardinal Monkeyflower- brilliant reddish-orange flowers on slightly fuzzy, light green foliage. Full sun bog to moist light shade. Big hummingbird hit.
Mimulus guttatus- Yellow Monkeyflower- inch-wide yellow flowers with freckles, glossy green foliage, to 2.5 ft and sort of floppy. Wetland in full sun to moist, light shade.
Sagittaria latifolia (Wapato)
Triglochin maritima (Seaside Arrowgrass)
Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
Juncus effusus (Soft Rush)
Scirpus microcarpus (Small-fruited Bulrush)
Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hairgrass)
Aster subspicatus and Deschampsia cespitosa, Sally Manifold's bog **
Vancouveria hexandra (Inside out Flower)
Maianthemum dilatatum (False Lily of the Valley)
Linnaea borealis (Twinflower)
Cornus canadensis (or C. unalaschkensis) (Bunchberry)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Kinnickinnik)
Dicentra formosa (Bleeding Hearts)
D. formosa **
Blechnum spicant (Deer Fern)
Blechnum spicant **
Athryrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)- available in fall
Adiantum aleuticum (or A. pedatum) (Maidenhair Fern)
Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Oak Fern)
Kirengeshoma palmata (Yellow Waxy Bells)
Hesperantha coccinea (formerly Schizostylis)
Abutilon spp, including A. megapotamicum
Tricyrtis hirta (Toad Lily)
Eccremocarpus scaber (Chilean Glory Vine)
* Marianne Dresser
** Sally Manifold
*** Eve Dixon
**** Clayton B. Shaw
CONTAINER GARDENS SERVICE
Container plantings for home or business, indoor or outdoor. One-time plantings or ongoing container maintenance. Focus on colorful perennials that keep their leaves through the winter. Also: hummingbird garden-in-a-pot for your porch.
Readymade arrangements or custom designs, your pot or mine. Contact me for photos or an appointment to view samples.