Pieris is a plant used extensively in the Seattle area,
for good reason of course. I've shown you
the brilliant red flowered one before.
Did I mention they don't distress over neglect?
While the flowers are interesting today they
are upstaged by the new foliage.
In my yard there grows a plant that doesn't know
I'm supposed totake care of it! |
Wallflower could be considered a weed, as it
shows up where it wants and thrives in the oddest places
(under an evergreen, dry and shady).
I'm always surprised by the sweet fragrance
and bright colors in early spring by the flowers.
Pasque flower is honestly one of the easiest flowers you can grow.
Plant it where it will get sun and won't be too wet.
The plant is from the tundra which assures us
that it doesn't need any help from us.
An interesting note; medically it's used to treat cataracts.
I should know more about this shrub
as it is in my yard! Ed Hume includes the Pieris as one of his favorites.
A very common shrub in the PNW most commonly seen
with white flowers.
This lovely red was found at
at big box store.
I'm happy I brought it home,
it flowers in early spring and takes to being ignored.