Whistling Gardener Blog

"Perennial Lobelias will bring in the Hummers," by the Whistling Gardener

Popcorn Cassia, it really does smell like popcorn!  Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

Pruning happens multiple times as does weeding, but the best task of all that gets to happen almost year ‘round is planting.

There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t find some new treasure on the benches in the nursery that I have to take home and try out in my garden. It just so happens that this week that plant is a perennial lobelia.

"DOGWOODS — A 'Coast to Coast' Favorite," by the Whistling Gardener

Steve Smith is owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville.  Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

When I hear the word “dogwood” I am immediately transported back to a time in my life when I was living on the east coast in Virginia serving my country as a trumpet player in the 392nd Army Band. If you have ever lived in that part of the country, then you probably have noticed the similarities between our state and Virginia.