Trevor Cameron, Arboretum President & GM at Sunnyside Nursery,
picks his favs for 2017!
NEW PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN 2017
These are fabulous
crosses of herbaceous and woody peonies bred over decades in Japan. More and more flavors hit the market each
year and all have been excellent growers.
Well drained soil, full sun to part shade, 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet
wide, good fall color and showy seed pods.
They bloom May and June and do not need staking like tree peonies. Some have light fragrance as well.
Baby Cakes Blackberry
and THORNLESS gourmet blackberry for garden use or container growing out of
Fall Creek breeding program. Easy to
grow and harvest large berries without bleeding in late summer each year. Grows 3 to 4 feet with arching canes.
cultivars out of the renowned Raymond Evision breeding program in England. All cultivars are extremely floriferous and
bloom on new and old wood from May through September. They are good choices to grow in pots as well
and are more manageable in height. Lots
of colors to choose from to use in sunny and partly sunny garden locations.
these beauties keep coming each season!
For shady spots ry the new Seaside
Serenade Series out for compact growth and heavy summer bloom on new wood
for easy pruning. For full sun try the new varieties of PG
Hydrangea for long summer bloom. Both Candied Apple and Diamond Rouge have large flowers and grow 4 to 5 feet tall and
wide. Candied Apple opens lime green
then fades too white and finally pink over the summer while Diamond Rouge is
the first one that turns to a nearly red color and is a stunner. Al PG’s bloom on new wood so again pruning is
simplified for the gardener.
come out each year and there are a few good ones for 2017. A new climbing rose is Tropical Twist, a orangey bloomer with creamy striping that will
reach 10 or 12 feet and has nice glossy foliage with moderate fragrance. A great new shrub rose is Edith’s Darling from the BBC Downton
Abbey collection. This compact shrub
rose has heavy fragrance and a nice apricot color with excellent disease
This is the
latest release out of the Rutgers University breeding program. These hybrids offer superior disease
resistance over American or our Pacific Dogwoods. You will see reliable flowering and much
cleaner foliage without spraying.
Hyperion is covered in large white flowers in May and June and sports a
nice red berry for the birds in the fall.
These will ultimately reach about 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide.
Fuchsia ‘Frosted Flame’ (white sepals and hot pick corolla)
and ‘Blush of Dawn’ (white sepals
and silver blue corolla) sport vibrant annual color. Both need shade and are excellent for flower
power in hanging baskets or containers. Petunia ‘Night Sky’ is a unique color
with fabulous white splashed on dark purple for a truly night sky look. Utilize for baskets, containers and borders in
Lupine West Country Series – awesome bicolor Lupines with big
old bright flowers in an array of colors.
These were bred in the UK and are simply stunning in bloom. Look for other colors out as well this year.
A couple of Hostas that aren’t brand new but are
more available to gardeners are Praying
Hands and Curly Fires. Both will surprise you with their cool and
unique Hosta leaves. Both do best in
partial shade, are drought tolerant once established and also do well in
Our next Class: Rediscover Rhododendrons!
|Date:||Saturday, March 18, 2017 Noon-1PM|
Come and learn the right Rhododendrons for your garden. The class will include planting, care, fertilization, pruning, and pests/diseases for both Azaleas and Rhododendrons. We will be doing some live demonstration as well by planting some new specimens in the Arboretum. Our focus will be to not only select a bloom we like but to also discover the diversity of sizes and foliage of these northwest beauties. RSVP: 425-257-8597. FREE
Instructor: Trevor Cameron, Sunnyside Nursery manager & Arboretum President
Meet at the Evergreen Arboretum at Arboretum Front Entrance
THE ARBORETUM IS NOW OPEN, DAWN TO DUSK.
SOME GARDENS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
The mission of the Evergreen Arboretum Foundation is to create and maintain an inspirational arboretum and gardens accessible to all, internationally-acclaimed and locally-enjoyed for its plant diversity, original art and educational opportunities.