Spring accents—(and seasonal bamboo clean up technique)—

Spring accents—(and seasonal bamboo clean up technique)—

Sharing several accents which look their best in the bright washed greens and tentative flowers of the early days of the year- Equisetum, violet and lady fern Slug bait is a near prerequisite for keeping your iris fresh looking and nibble-free Maidenhair fern is a dainty, rather vain early growing accent that appreciates shade At […]

Noteworthy Accent Plant: Giant Helleborine

Noteworthy Accent Plant: Giant Helleborine

This charming terrestrial orchid, Epipactis gigantea, is name-appropriate…in the wild it may reach 3 ft/ 1 m. In a small container, like this red dish, it tends to be more diminutive, 10″/25 cm. It is native to the west coast of North America from British Columbia south to Mexico. Available at nurseries specializing in unusual orchids, Giant […]

Accent Plant Smorgasbord!

It’s been a busy month! And it’s nice to come back from tilting at windmills and other kinds of fun to see what’s been going on while away. I always look forward to see what’s blooming on the accent bench, and what’s getting ready to bloom. They’re a cheerful bunch! I’ve shared photos of accent […]