Chaste Tree

Isn’t this plant a sight to behold? It stopped in my tracks as I drove through a client’s neighborhood in Mercer Island. It certainly has found its happy place in this garden. Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus), is a small, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with distinctly palmate, aromatic, gray-green leaves. The upright, spreading habit creates a lovely…

Vashon’s Best

One of the perks of volunteering at the Miller Garden is that I got a chance to go on a garden tour with the team last week to Vashon Island. As we took the ferry to Vashon Island on a misty morning, I had no clue how enchanting my day was going to be!

Arbor Day-Earth Day

Every year the City of Bellevue celebrates Arbor Day / Earth Day with a family-oriented festival at one of its local parks. However, this year’s event at Lewis Creek Park on April 21st was very exciting and special to me. I was honored by Bellevue’s Mayor and officially declared as a Master Naturalist with the City of Bellevue.

A Floral Symphony – 2012

After spending three days helping build a couple of the gardens, it is such a delight to see them all in their full glory. The artistry and the ingenuity of the designers is reflected in the various elements of the garden. The theme – A Floral Symphony is visible in both subtle and bold forms in all gardens at this year’s show.

Behind the Scenes

Every year the Northwest Flower and Garden Show puts on a magnificent display of gardens that heralds spring in Seattle. The show opens on Feb 8th, but the setup has already begun. Would you believe that in just five days, the bare floors are magically transformed into large, spectacular gardens?