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…

Spring is Here

Last few days have been absolutely glorious. It has been bright and sunny, with a little chill in the air; so typical of spring in the Pacific Northwest. I have been out weeding in the garden and taking stock of the changes over this winter. That’s when I noticed tiny crocus flowers in full bloom. What a treat!!