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Summer Comes to Beacon Hill Garden, in May

This is my 14th year in Seattle, and 2015 is easily the warmest. The Beacon Hill Garden is showing it, as it looks like the middle of June. Hostas are sporting summer leaves, blueberries will be ripe soon, and Columbine … Continue reading

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Roses on Beacon Hill

If you’re into roses, the Beacon Hill Garden is your place. I don’t grow them, but the Beacon Hill gardner loves them, and it shows. Here are three she has blooming right now. I know she has a few more … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill: Three Mid April Bloomers

The early spring flowers are mostly finished in the Beacon Hill Garden. A warm start to 2015 made for early blooming. The colorful Flowering Currant is spent, and Daffodils are done for the year. No matter, enjoy theses photos of … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Havigarden Facebook Flowers of 2014

These are my five favorite 2015 Havigarden Facebook photos that aren’t the 11 most popular. These are simple quality photos. I initially chose 10 photos. I picked three “must haves,” and discarded three. With four photos and two slots remaining, … Continue reading

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Success: Smoke Bush Grows from Beacon Hill Pruning

My new Smoke Bush was this year’s garden triumph. Planted as a freebie experiment, it produced healthy leaves and developed real roots this summer. The shrub should start filling out in 2016, and maybe even bloom. Last fall, Curtis came … Continue reading

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Stachyurus praecox: A unique Japanese Shrub

I think shrub – unimpressive bush that fills the garden. I blame it on my Midwestern roots. Gardening in the Northwest is starting to change my thinking. The Stachyurus paraecox, also known as Spiketail, is a not the average boring … Continue reading

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Spring Hummingbird Magnet: Red-Flowering Currant

A Northwest native, the Red-Flowering Currant is one of the prettiest shrubs I’ve seen. Also called “King Edward VII,” its bursting bright spring flowers attracts hungry hummingbirds migrating back to the area. Curtis photographed this green hummingbird snacking on the Beacon … Continue reading

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