Saturday, February 20, 2010

The sunny days of early spring call us out into the gardens to move things around and complete winter cleanup as we plan the new growing season. We made it to Dragonfly Farms Nursery on the first open day of the season, looking for a Mahonia Charity to add winter color & 'bones' to the Perennial Garden. Owner Heidi suggested many other great plants to consider, including the sweet-scented Umbellularia californica, the Oregon Myrtle or California Laurel, with its soft yellow blossoms against the bright leaves of this columnar evergreen.