The Pacific Northwest climate is suitable for a wider choice in flower selection than almost anywhere else in the U.S. There are flowers which will bloom in every month of the year. Perennial flowers will live through the winter and bloom for several years. Biennial flowers are planted one year and bloom the next. Most annual flowers are planted in the spring or summer and are killed by frost in late fall. Annual flowers such as pansies, violas and flowering kale, can be planted in the late summer or early fall to provide color during the winter and spring months.

March 6, 2015

Flowers

The Pacific Northwest climate is suitable for a wider choice in flower selection than almost anywhere else in the U.S. There are flowers which will bloom […]
March 6, 2015

Choosing Fertilizers

The best time to fertilize most permanent plants is March and April. Lawns also need a late summer or fall application. I also fertilize anytime I […]
March 6, 2015

Perennial Flowers for Shade

Ajuga, Carpet Bugle. 3-4 inch spreading ground cover. Bronze leaves, blue flowers in mid spring. Aquilegia, Columbine. Varieties range from 6 inches to 3 feet. Many […]
March 6, 2015

Mulches Reduce Weeds and Improve Plant Growth

One of the best ways to reduce weeding is to apply mulch around trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. The most popular mulch material is bark. […]
March 6, 2015

Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

By Carolyn Robinson While hummingbirds enjoy the nectar we provide for them throughout the year, they look forward to blooming plants as spring returns. The month […]
March 6, 2015

Plant Annual Flowers Between Bulbs

I usually plant annual flowers such as petunias, alyssum, lobelia, or marigolds in between the bulb leaves so I can have summer color where I had […]
March 6, 2015

Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Planting season for spring-flowering bulbs in the Pacific Northwest is early September through December. There are literally hundreds of places to buy bulbs including many good […]
March 6, 2015

Plant Bulbs Inside for Winter Bloom

Paper white narcissus bulbs are pre-cooled and ready to be planted inside without any special treatment. Paper whites bloom in clusters of tiny, fragrant, daffodil-like flowers […]
March 6, 2015

Designing Colorful Flower Beds

Choosing the right combination of flower varieties and colors can make a big difference in the beauty and impact of a flower bed or border. It […]