SPRING

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.  ~Ruth Stout

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • April 27:  Tree & Shrub Sale
  • May 11: Herb & Veggie Sale
  • May 11:  Wines from Provence
  • June 8:  Perennial Sale
  • June 8:  Rosé Tasting

OUT AND ABOUT IN THE NURSERY

Here are some exciting new plants to look for this year

Golden Crane® Hydrangea

Hydrangea angustipetala 'MonLongShou'

 

An exciting addition to American gardens, this precocious Hydrangea, with large lacecaps of white and chartreuse not only presents its flowers in late spring - the earliest of all Hydrangeas to blossom -- but is highly scented, a trait very rare in Hydrangeas as a whole. The jasmine-like scent will perfume an entire garden! This superb selection was made by Dan Hinkley from seed collected in Southern Sichuan Province, China.

Bountiful Blue® Blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum 'FLX-2' P.P.# 19,381

This award winning selection has the bluest foliage of any blueberry! Pink-blushed white flowers produce a large crop of large, sweet, juicy berries each season. Full, yet compact, rounded habit is perfect for massing in the landscape or featuring in large containers. Self fertile; a pollenizer such as 'Sunshine Blue' will yield a more prolific harvest. Requires just 150-200 chill hours. Semi-evergreen in mild climates..

Shieldleaf

Astilboides tabularis

 This unique species bears large, rounded leaves that resemble lily pads and seem to defy gravity.
Astilboides creates exceptional drama and contrasts well with finely textured foliage. Its magnificent leaves have ruffled edges and prominent veins, and form a central, concave depression at the point of the stem attachment. The leaves mature to 3 feet wide and splay outward, forming what looks like an enormous foliage bouquet. Small panicles of creamy white flowers appear on 5-foot-tall stems.

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OUT WITH THE CREW

We recently completed an addition to Hall’s Hill Overlook park, near the east end of Hall’s Hill Road on the south end of Bainbridge Island. The original park is a popular roadside rest destination for bicyclists, walkers, and picnickers, and this new, inviting space doubles its size.  Paths meandering through the open woodland lead to spots to sit and enjoy the view of Blakely Harbor.  In the center is the meadow with a spiral labyrinth built of granite cobbles set into the grass.  The meadow will be seeded with a low-growing mix of low-maintenance grasses.  The plantings are native and woodland ferns, shrubs, and trees that continue the theme and feeling of the original park area.  In the future, Phase III will add to the path system and seating areas and add more woodland perennials.  The park is open to the public, and we invite you to swing by and take a look. 

IN THE GIFT SHOP

With all the spring flowers popping up everywhere in the garden and the still chilly temperatures outside, why not cut those flowers and bring them inside to enjoy.  Our gift shop has a wide variety of vases to help you bring your garden indoors, in all shapes, sizes and materials, many of which are made by local artists.

OVER IN THE WINE SHOP

The definitively Mediterranean region of Provence , known for an excess of dry rosé, is increasingly making seriously interesting full bodied, aromatic reds & whites.

Most reds feature Mourvedre, Grenache,  Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut & Carignane, and are usually boldly flavored, medium bodied wines with moderate to strong tannins.  They pair well with the strongly flavored meat and game dishes of the region, especially lamb and venison.

White wines from Provence are made from Ugni Blanc, Rolle, Semillon, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and Clairett, and tend to be full bodied, highly aromatic (herbal), with low acidity.  These wines are meant to be drank very young and pair well with Mediterranean style seafood dishes.

 And as far as the Rosés go, just think Garlic!

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

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

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