Thanks to fellow Master Gardener, Heather Fortner, I have been introduced to one of those 'perfect' coastal garden plants-- Muhlenbeckia axillaris.

Muhlenbeckia is an uncommon garden plant that grows quite easily as a houseplant, in an outdoor contain...

October 3, 2017

Lilium columbianum, which has freckled orange or yellow flowers hanging face down with petals curved up, is a PNW native that grows well in full sun and dry conditions. 

Lilium columbianum is a bulb growing to 2-4 ft tall. Plants can be slow to m...

July 1, 2017

Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) is a small native tree or large shrub growing to 25-35 ft. high and 12-20 ft. wide. An excellent wildlife plant. White spring flowers yield edible, reddish-black fruit by late summer. Fruit makes tart jelly when sweete...

June 12, 2017

Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii) is a a deciduous, and long-lived flowering tree that usually grows to heights of 20 to 30 feet in the garden.  It has a graceful structure with creamy white flowers that cover the tree in the spring time....

June 9, 2017

Who doesn't respond to the grace of grasses swaying in the wind.  If you live right on the coast, why not take advantage and plant drifts of native grass, like tufted hair grass. If you have brackish water areas, this is the grass for you.  This plan...