July 24, 2017

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Love Japanese Gardens!

The Kubota Japanese Garden is amazing.  I just returned from visiting my son and his wife in Seattle, and together with my husband they tolerated garden after garden with me during my visit.  I had visited this garden last winter, but summer made it perfect. The first place we visited was Kubota Japanese Garden.  A (free) public park since 1987, it was started in 1927 by Fujitaro Kubota, a Japanese emigrant. Today, it is maintained as a public park by…

Abelia is summer’s champion!

It's not your grandmother's Abelia anymore.  I have seen the varieties of Abelia explode during the last six years, and what a great thing!  And what a summer star it is!  I have three varieties in my garden, there are lots more out there. Abelia used to be difficult to incorporate into a suburban garden because it just got too big.  It would grow to over ten feet tall and wide.  It's leaves were lack-luster.  But new varieties have changed…