Thursday, May 21, 2009

Parking Strip Topiaries

Who ever thought of a topiary collection in your parking strip. Excellent!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Pruning Classes

Multiple dates listed

Cass Turnbull of Plant Amnesty is THE authority on pruning. She has a great book out and I actually just saw her speak. If you ever have a question about how to prune something or just would like the art of pruning demystified, I would highly recommend a class or buying her pruning book. Her book is actually a fun read and some of her descriptions have you laughing out loud. I know, it's hard to believe a pruning book could be entertaining but really, it is!


West Seattle Edible Garden Fair: Learn To Grow Your Own Groceries!

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009
Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Location: South Seattle Community College Landscape Horticulture
Buildings, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, 98106

Admission: FREE!!


Drip Irrigation for Successful Food Gardening

Taught by David Stoller, Davey & Goliath
(two dates & locations)

Wednesday, May 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
South Seattle Community College
Cost: $15. Pre-registration required. 
Register at or call (206) 764-5339

View class description.


Simplify Your Summer Gardening

Taught by Ladd Smith, In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes

Saturday, June 6, 11:00–Noon
Molbak’s at 13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville (425) 483-5000 
Cost: Free. No pre-registration. View class description  

What's Blooming in the Peloza Garden

I have to say, I don't have a super amazing Spring display but I do have a few plants that really steal the show this time of year which are:

Doublefile Viburnum
I love the tiered horizontal structure. 

Allium 'Ivory Prince'
I love the graphic quality of this bulb and unlike most alliums, this one is low to the ground.

Tree Peony
I can take no credit for this. It was here when we moved in. Each flower is the size of a dinner plate. This picture is shot looking down from our deck. My mother and law brings all her gardening friends over to see it when it's in full bloom. Unfortunately, that's only for a week or two.

I wish this picture was from my garden but it's not! This is a public NY garden.