Spring flowers abound

A few sunbeams have shown today, illuminating some lovely spring flowers. Don’t let the weather fool you. Spring is here, and it is time to get outside. The winterhazels (Corylopsis sp.) are in bloom now, their airy yellow flowers evoking the dappled spring sun. Similarly, Rhododendron lutescens catches your eye with its light yellow blooms. [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:32+00:00 April 7th, 2011|

This year we mean it

Each spring the MsK Nursery has certain choice plant species available only in limited quantities. This year, the staff is making an extra effort to hoard these special plants for our annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale in May. We say we’ll do this every year, only to waiver and sell some to pleading customers before [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:32+00:00 March 24th, 2011|

An Exciting Week In The Garden Concludes

Last week was spent removing several large shrubs and small trees from the Garden’s future parking area. These plants, each weighing several hundred pounds, all found a new home in the Garden. What an exciting week! Luckily, the City of Shoreline hired an Earthcorps crew to help with this hard work. Despite unpredictable weather, which [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:32+00:00 March 21st, 2011|

Thanks Volunteers

I have been inspired in the past few days by the Garden’s volunteers. They seem to come out of the woodwork whenever needed and I just had to write about a few of them. Four hardy Northwesterners turned out today to work in the Nursery and clean the Garden courtyard. Undeterred by thunderstorms and 40-degree [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:32+00:00 March 4th, 2011|

Snow Settles On The Garden

Snow is slowly drifting down this morning. It's a rare treat to see the Garden with a sprinkling of snow. Late winter snow provides an interesting contrast to the winter-blooming plants that are now putting on their show. Ribes sanguineum 'white icicle' and Forsythias are just starting to bloom in the Garden, however, the snow [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:32+00:00 February 24th, 2011|