Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) The foliage of these tough evergreen shrubs can be prickly so they are best planted set back from walkways or other areas where they might be brushed against. In winter, the glossy green leaves turn purplish or bronze. Yellow flowers in early spring are followed by edible, blue-black fruit with a dusty bloom. The plants are native to British Colombia and as far south as Northern California, mostly west of the Cascades, and birds in these areas feast on…

9 Shrubs for Foliage Color

Plant these moderate to low-water shrubs for brilliant leaf color in red, chartreuse, silver, deep burgundy, and purple.

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Keckiella cordifolia “Heartleaf Penstemon” Hummingbirds go bonkers over the lovely scar­let blooms on this CA native evergreen 3-6’ shrub. Bunched at branch ends, 1-2” long, red-orange tubular flowers bloom May-July. Has heart shaped leaves & will stay evergreen in mild climates.

Specializing in rare and unusual annual and perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms and hard to find California native wildflowers.

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver' has attractive foliage in the winter, with sweet-smelling blooms in spring. NOT on rebate list.

Early bloomer with lovely leaves

Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver' has attractive foliage in the winter, with sweet-smelling blooms in spring. NOT on rebate list.

Keckiella cordiflolia

Pictures and description of Keckiella cordifolia, Heart Leaved Penstemon.

Smothered Green Beans - canned green beans baked in bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. SO good!! Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe! Super easy to make.

Smothered Green Beans - canned green beans baked in bacon, brown sugar, butter, soy sauce and garlic. This is the most requested green bean recipe in our house.Everybody gets seconds. Great for a potluck. Everyone asks for the recipe!

Ewa in the Garden: Best of Birmingham Botanical Garden 33 Pictures Fuchsia flowered gooseberry, Ribes speciosum (California plant)

Birmingham Botanical Garden, right? I was supposed to show you first garden I saw in UK. It took some time to find out which pictures to sho.

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