SUMMER

"Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more?"-   Bev Adams, Mountain Gardening

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • June 9: Rosé Tasting

    Taste some great Rosé

  • July 20 - 22: Lavender Sale  

     Save 30% on all lavender

  • August 18-19: Garden Art Show

    Meet & talk with local artists as they display their work throughout the nursery. .  Art Show: 9 AM – 5:30 PM Wine Tasting: 11 AM – 5:00 PM

 

OUT AND ABOUT IN THE NURSERY

Here are some exciting new plants to look for this year

Winter Bee Spanish Lavender

Lavandula stoechas 'Winter Bee'

 

The primary stems as well as side branches produce rich dark purple fragrant flowers creating a greater display than other Spanish Lavenders. Also survives hot humid and cold wet weather. An easy-care perennial for borders and gardens.

 

Hearts Of Gold Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'

 

This is the first known, gold-foliaged Cercis for the U.S. Market. New leaves emerge red then turn to gold. Where leaves are shaded by others they will turn to green. 'Hearts of Gold' offers a perfect way to brighten the grayest day and provides a riot of color in early spring as they flower even before foliage emerges. Its tiny, lavender-purple redbud blooms are early harbingers of spring in the landscape. In summer, the gold foliage is burn-resistant even in full sun. A U.S. native, this gold redbud is as vigorous as green varieties and will grow to 10' in the first 5 years. At maturity it will reach 15' tall by 18' wide, making it perfect for hedges or as a specimen planting.

 

Julka Clematis

Clematis x 'Julka'

 

Large, rich velvety violet blooms with a deep purple-red bar give a regal feeling to arbors, trellises and pergolas. Rambles through small trees or over shrubs adding color and interest. Deciduous.

This cultivar is the result of the long tradition of clematis breeding in Poland where that nation's native species have played a large part in its evolution. This variety comes from the famed Clematis breeder Szcepan Marczynski from Poland and is named after his daughter.

 

Most inorganic, as well as some organic garden products on the market today produce immediate, but temporary, results that serve merely as band-aids, covering up real soil problems until it is too late.  Essential indigenous microorganisms found in normally active soil are hampered by the continued use of traditional high salt fertilizers, pesticides, and other products made to meet the demand for premium-quality gardens.

Unlike traditional fertilizers and some traditional organic products,  Soil Science Products are formulated to not only provide plant fertility but to feed and enhance the soil ecosystem.

 

OUT WITH THE CREW

This is the latest project which our landscape crew has been working on.  It’s a pond-sized water feature, designed and constructed by Savage Plants.  The rocks are very large Columbia River granite.  The series of photos shows the phases of construction of the concrete liner.

The reinforcing steel is in place and ready for the concrete pour.  The liner is 6” thick gunite, pumped on through a hose.

 

About halfway through the pour.

 

The pour is almost complete.

 

Once the concrete has cured, the edge and bottom of the shell will be completely hidden using large to small landscape boulders, river rock, and a mixture of concrete and pebbles to smooth it all together.  Then it will be acid stained in an earth tone, producing a very naturalistic look. 

 

Look for finished images in our next issue

IN THE GIFT SHOP

Here in our gift shop we are featuring an array of local artists.  There are ceramic artists who have created beautiful platters and ornate boxes.  Decorative plates made of infused glass.  Local authors that give advice on growing herbs or present their paintings with their poetry.   Also, on display, stunning earrings & bracelets that make the perfect gift.  Don't forget to add a locally made card that is fun & unique.  

 

OVER IN THE WINE SHOP

 Traditionally served chilled,  a rosé is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

Limited contact with the grape skins during wine making is how we come by a rosé, whether this is through the removal of the skins shortly into the winemaking process or the 'bleeding' of some juice from a batch of red wine during fermentation.  This limited contact gives rosés a lighter, fruitier taste, low in tannins. 

Rosés are meant to be drank young, typically being in their prime within the first couple of years after being made. From sweet to dry, and everywhere in between, there is a rosé for most wine drinkers.

Stop by for our rosé tasting on June 9 to find the perfect one for you.


 

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6810 NE STATE HWY 104

KINGSTON, WA 98346

360-297-8711

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We hope you enjoyed this summer issue of the Savage Gardener. 

Stay tuned for our fall issue for plant highlights, our events calendar, recipes and more.

 

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