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Rachel, I took some nice shots of ceanothus at the zoo, which seem to have vanished from my camera. I'm distressed, but will take some more photos as soon as I see one...
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2009 on Purple Bee Magnet? at Seattle Plant Exchange
:) I'm going to give it a shot - we'll see what happens. I also have two other "baby" plants waiting for you in pots.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2009 on Name That Plant at Seattle Plant Exchange
Thank you so much, J.A.! Sounds like it can be invasive? (Cristine & Tom, I hope you're reading have a division). I think it's adorable, and will likely have more next year if others have rocky spaces that will contain it.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2009 on Rock Garden Perennial at Seattle Plant Exchange
Some interesting discussions re: Tomato Woes in Seattle. Everyone is having trouble getting them to grow, it seems: (You must join to participate in the discussions - it's free.)
Rachel, since your question - and Cynthia, since your post... I see ceanothus everywhere! I took some photos at the Woodland Park Zoo today of ceanothus adorned with pollinators. Bees really do love it. My question for bee-keeping folks (of which I am envious and a wannabe) is, "Are bumblebees honey-making bees?" I am seeing loads of bumblebees around this year, but have only spotted what I know to be "honey bees" on a suspected weed in my yard and on campanula. Also, Rachel, do you know the name of the shrub you're replacing? I pruned mine back after a visit from Cristine & Tom (who informed me "It shouldn't look like that," and advised to prune it.)...and it's making a comeback. No flowers yet, but an abundance of green growth.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2009 on Purple Bee Magnet? at Seattle Plant Exchange
Of course! I KNEW I had seen it before. Thank you so much, Christina!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2009 on Chamomile? at Seattle Plant Exchange
I will forget-this-not, Silver. (Good thing I'm not a comedian ;) ) Very exciting about the poster at I would like this to be a venue for everyone (not just me) in Seattle and surrounding areas to post photos and questions....but I have to start somewhere. I'm going to post a more formal message about that momentarily.... ...and then I will check out the discussion.
Thank you, Silver! It has developed some type of seed pod...I will have to post a current photo.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2009 on Snapdragon? at Seattle Plant Exchange
I identified this plant at Home Depot, of all places! It is Cistus purpureus (common name: Orchid Rockrose) More info here: I have pruned ours SIGNIFICANTLY, but am fearful the harsh winter may have done them in. Time will tell...
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2009 on Tissue Paper Petals at Seattle Plant Exchange
Can't wait to share the photo/s (and hopefully see it in-person soon!)
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2009 on Barrels of Rain at Seattle Plant Exchange
Karen, I found it!! Ornithogalum umbellatum sleepydick I just HAD to know, and spent an embarrassing amount of time searching:
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2009 on What Am I? at Seattle Plant Exchange
We're cracking up over here tonight. This is good stuff. I'm going to put on my weeding gloves tomorrow!
What fabulous history about the butterfly bush! I will take extra special care of it now! As for the rose bushes... The other one is still there, and not by my choice. I have pulled several muscles trying to get it out on multiple occasions. ;) I am going to post a photo of what I've done to the wall....will do that tomorrow evening. Can't wait to hear your thoughts... Hope you're all well and enjoying this phenomenal weather. We can't get enough of it!
Toggle Commented May 30, 2009 on Planning a Tiered Garden at Seattle Plant Exchange
I have answered my own question. It's an artichoke. I've only seen them in the grocery store, but this one was in full bloom at the Locks last summer.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2009 on Thistle on Steroids? at Seattle Plant Exchange
I learned A LOT from Willi Galloway re: growing tomatoes in the Pacific Northwest. My notes are posted here: Hope they're helpful!
THANK YOU, Rachel! So happy to finally have a name for this beautiful plant. Looks like the common name is Bear's Breeches. Looks like slugs can be a problem for it...perhaps they were the "plant burglars?"
Toggle Commented May 8, 2009 on Foxglove? at Seattle Plant Exchange