The foliage of Paeonias tenuifolia and veitchii are spectacular.
Paeonia mairei is a welcome early bloomer!
Peonies look great from the time they emerge from the soil! Foliage, buds, flowers, seedpods are all terrific!
Meconopsis 'Lingholm' looking very fat and happy. Doesn't everyone grow blue poppies? They're so easy here.
Ajuga incisa 'Bikum' combines yellow variegated foliage with blue flowers. Heavenly!
Speaking of blue and gold, Clematis 'Stolwilk gold' has gorgeous gold foliage with these blue flowers. Mine has yet to flower but the foliage alone has been exciting enough to allow it to stay for the last few years.
Glaucidium palmatum was named by the Royal Horticultural Society as one of the top 200 plants of the last 200 years! We are very lucky to be able to grow this woodland gem here!
From the Far Reaches Website: "This Japanese woodlander is among the very elite of all plants for shade. Slow to propagate and uncommonly beautiful, a well-grown mature plant is a prized trophy which marks you as a gardener of exquisite taste. This plant is not often available. Broad maple-like leaves are the foil for the large 3" light lavender crepe paper Poppy-esque flowers. Cool shade and a woodsy soil that doesn't dry out is ideal for this piece of living botanical art.
Podophyllums emerging from their winter dormancy.
No words - Podophyllum delavayi still takes my breath away with its beauty.
Do be mindful of the resident spider!
Lysichiton americanus, our native skunk cabbage, in bloom.
Lysichiton camschatscensis, it's white Asian counterpart.
Spring is a special time in any garden but here, it's truly amazing. Far Reaches is pretty much crack for plant addicts.
Where are the shovels? Isn't this a dig your own sort of nursery? The deeply incised leaves of this Schefflera delavayi have me breaking the tenth commandment and contemplating relaxing number eight a bit, too. Seriously, though, isn't this cool?
Grevillea australis. See the description in the photo below. Who needs T.V. with entertainment like this at one's fingertips?
Familiar cardiocrinum foliage but look at that purple veining... What up with that? Read the tag below to see.
Pretty cool to know that this is currently the only place on the planet to obtain this plant and it's within driving distance of my house.
Love trilliums with mottled leaves. I only wish that the foliage lasted a little longer. Oh well, they don't mind having hostas at their feet to fill in the blank spots when they go dormant for the summer.
She's in a four inch pot so when you visit Far Reaches be sure to wear a coat with appropriately-sized pockets. Also, bring your own shovel!
NOTE: This is a joke. I am not actually suggesting that you steal plants from this or any other nursery!