I’ve been wandering the nursery in the rain picking out promising plants to bring to Seattle Audubon Society’s Spring Sale.  Though a lot of plants still are dormant, I got a little excited when I saw the new shoots on the False Solomon’s Seal (Maianthemum racemosa) and Wild Lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum dilatatum), the uncurling rosettes of leaves on the Western Columbine (Aquilegia Formosa) and the bright yellow flowers on Tall Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium).  We have some beautifully shaped Vine Maple (Acer circinatum).  They are under two feet tall, but are well on their way to becoming prize-winners!  The Trilliums (Trillium ovatum) are cute, but are still babies, not ready to bloom yet.  But I’ll bring some for the patient among you.  Some nice Wood Fern (Dryopteris expansa) and Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum) are still dormant, but promise to vigorously put out fronds SOON.

I promise to bring some great natives.  I WISH I could promise sunshine…

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