MAY – Annette Cottrell – Edible Cottage-Style Gardens

Annette Cottrell

Edible Cottage-Style Gardens

Monday, May 16th, 2011, 6:30 – 9 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

Photo credit: Annette Cottrell

As an urban mom with two small kids, Annette is going from supermarket to farm fresh food one step at a time. “In 2009 I vowed to re-channel my grocery money away from mono-crop farmers, processed food companies and animal feed lots. I did not buy foods from outside Washington state until I had exhausted all local options and I gave up out of season foods.

When it was all said and done the garden met all our veggie needs from May (when it was planted) until mid December and then started producing for us again by February. We now have 22 fruits or berries, 2 nut varieties, roots and tubers, vegetables, black pepper, tea, medicinals and countless herbs in addition to our backyard chickens, mason bees and composting worms.”

New! Downloads:

Varieties to Grow

Sustainable Plants List

Garden Plan

Lot Plan

Fall Planting Schedule

Spring Plant Sale 2011

Choice Treasures

Summer Plant Sale – New Day

July 24th, 12:00 pm – 4 pm

We are excited to bring you choice treasures from our own gardens, carefully divided and potted on over the last several months. We will also have our full selection of seeds and donated garden books for sale.

The complete plant list is below and was updated 05/10/11, and can be downloaded (updated 04/02/11).

Genus Species Cultivar Pots Pot Size Type Source Plants Per Pot Date Notes
Aconitum carmichaelii 18 gal Br MEA 1
Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ 7 gal Br MEA 3/27/11 washed
Alchemilla mollis 20 4in sq Div JP 3/27/11
Allium ‘Firmament’ 24 4in bulb Choice 1 11/27/10 blue flowers
Allium ‘Firmament’ 45 gallon bulb Choice 3 11/27/10 blue flowers
Allium ‘Mount Everest’ 11 gallon bulb Choice 1 11/30/10 white flowers
Allium glaucum 12 true 4 d BL 4/3/11
Allium Egyptian walking onion 36 2 bulblets ML 4/3/11
Amsonia hubrichtii 9 rd. 4 Br/bits MP 1/11/11
Amsonia hubrichtii 10 gallon div mp 1/11/11
Anemone nemerosa Blue 28 good new 4 singles ? 4/3/11
Anthericum liliago sq 4 seedlings HPSW seed exchg 4/9/11
Arum discoridis gal BR BLS black red; foul flowers
Arum maculatum 5 sq gallon Br BLS nicely spotted leaves
Arum italicum 13 gal Br SS from colony
Aruncus aethusifolius 8 true 4 seed HPSW seed exchg 4/3/11
Asarum europaeum 7 gallon D(BR) ME 1/22/11 Ginger; evergreen ground cover
Asarum europaeum 29 gallon Br div MEA 2/7/11 Ginger; evergreen ground cover
Asphodeline lutea 16 gal D (Br) BH yellow flowers
Aster ageratoides ovatus 20 gallon div MP 1/11/11
Aster divaricatus 8 gallon Dev Linda 3/13/11
Aster divaricatus 12 4in seedlings seed exchg 11/27/10 white with narrow petals (Wood aster)
Aster cv. blue flowers; 18 inches tall 11 gallon Br div PP 2/7/11 washed
Aster ‘September Ruby’ 9 gal Br div WB 3/20/11
Astrantia major 3 gal Div BLS 3/27/11
Astrantia major 15 rd 4 seedlings BL/DC 4/11/11
Astrantia major 16 sq 4 seedlings BL/DC 4/11/11
Astrantia major 6 gal seedlings BL/DC 4/11/11
Astrantia maxima 41 true 4 Div BLS 1 3/27/11
Beschorneria 16 4in seed Exchg CUH 1 11/29/10
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ 4 gallon div MEA
Camassia leichtlinii 17 gallon bulb Choice 3 11/27/10 large bulbs; blue flowers
Campanula lactiflora 6 gal Br MEA washed; lavender blue
Campanula ‘Pink Octopus’ 7 true 4 div clusters KK 4/3/11
Cardamine trifolia 26 gallon div ME 1/22/11
Carex buchananii 4 gallon seedlings JM 1/11/11 from before
Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’ 6 gal Div MEA 3/27/11
Carex flagellifera
Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ 32 4in top cuttings MP 2 11/27/10 pink flowers
Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’ 20 gallon div MP 2/7/11
Chrysanthemum ‘Bronze Elegance’ 26 gallon div LH 1/22/11
Chrysanthemum ‘Bronze Elegance’ 8 gallon Br div JM 3/27/11
Chrysanthemum Apricot 5 gal div JM 4/3/11
Clematis recta ‘Purpurea’ 5 gallon div MP 1/11/11
Colchicum cv. ‘The Giant’ 15 4in bulb Choice 1 12/4/10 Autumn crocus; lavender
Convallaria majalis var rosea 48 true 4 div Br MP Bl 4/12/11
Corydalis flexuosa ‘Purple Leaf’ 19 rd. 4 bits MEA 2/7/11
Crambe maritima 4 gallon crown Div KK 1 11/27/10 grey foliage; white flowers
Crambe maritima 10 gal crown Div 3/20/11
Darmera peltata 13 gallon div MP 3/20/11 pink flowers before bold foliage
Disporopsis pernyi 20 gal Br BL
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ 37 gallon bulb Choice 5 12/1/10 lily flowers; yellow; Dog Tooth Violet
Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ 16 gallon bulb Choice 5 12/2/10 lily flowers; yellow; Dog Tooth Violet
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii 12 gallon BR seedlings ST 1/11/11 from before. Spurge
Fallopia japonica var compacta 18 gallon Div BL 3/27/11 dwarf clone; grow as pot plant
Fallopia 3 true 4 BL 4/3/11
Fragaria cv. Quinault/Everbearing 48 true 4 plants KK 4/3/11
Galega ‘His Majesty’ 17 gallon div MP 1/11/11
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ 20 true 4 div JM 4/3/11
Geranium pratense dark 4 true 4 seed HPSW seed exchg 4/3/11
Geranium x magnificum 30 gallon div MP 1/11/11
Geranium macrorrhizum 28 sq gallon div cuttings ML 4/3/11
Geranium nodosum 18 gallon Div Naomi 3/27/11
Geranium phaeum 16 gallon Div Naomi 3/27/11
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ 13 4in sq Div BLS 3/27/11
Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’
Helleborus x hybridus orientalis 20 sq. 4 seedlings SS 1/11/11 Saskia’s
Helleborus x hybridus 31 gallon BR BL/SS 1 12/3/10 mixed
Helleborus x hybridus 13 4in Br div SS 3/13/11
Helleborus x hybridus 14 gal Br div SS 3/13/11
Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’
Helenium 7 gal Div Naomi 3/27/11 yellow flowers
Helenium 15 4in rd Div Naomi 3/28/11 yellow flowers
Hemercallis lilioaspholelus 12 gal Br CW 3/20/11 The lemon lily
Hemerocallis fulva ‘Green Kwanso’ 16 gallon Br div MK 2/7/11 sn. ‘Kwanso Flore Pleno’
Hemerocallis ‘Spider Miracle’ 10 gallon div MP 1/11/11
Hemerocallis ‘Spider Miracle’ 5 gallon div MP 1/11/11
Hemerocallis ‘Summer Wine’ 11 gallon Div washed KK 3/13/11
Hemerocallis ‘Stella d’Oro’ 10 gallon Div washed Lee Neff 3/13/11
Hosta ‘Blue Umbrellas’ 8 gallon Div washed Walt 3/13/11
Hosta venusta 15 gallon Div washed BL 3/13/11
Hosta venusta 23 4in Div washed BL 3/13/11
Hosta cv. Mix 13 sq gallon Div BL 4/3/11
Hosta plantaganea 4 gal div BL 4/3/11
Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ 5 4in cuttings MEA 4 11/27/10 Golden Hops
Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ 4 gallon divisions MEA 1 11/28/10 Golden Hops
Iris foetidissima ‘Variegata’ 29 gallon Br div MEA
Iris pacific coast iris 17 gal Br BLS 3/20/11 wide gold petals dark purple center
Iris pacific coast iris 8 gal Br BLS 3/20/11 narrow purple falls with yellow center
Iris ‘Sibirica Alba’ 23 gal Div JP 3/20/11 with Anemone nemerosa
Iris ‘Sibirica Alba’ 21 2gal Div JP 3/27/11 most with Anemone nemorosa in crown
Iris sibirica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ 9 gal Div Cwilde 3/13/11
Iris chrysographes 29 gal Div washed JM 3/13/11
Knautia macedonica 4 4′ seedlings JM
Lilium tigrinum ‘Flore Pleno’ 12 4in bulb BL/SS 1 11/27/10 double orange
Lilium tigrinum ‘Flore Pleno’ 18 4in bulb BL/SS 1 11/27/10 large bulbs; double orange
Lilium orientale 20 gal bulb BL 3/20/11 white with yellow band
Lonicera serotina 6 gal cuttings JM 4/3/11
Lychnis coronaria 5 rd. 4 Div JoanK 3/20/11
Lysimachia ciliata ‘Purpurea’ 20 rd. 4 runners BL 2/7/11 yellow flowers
Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexanders’ 10 gal Div KK 3/13/11
Milium 6 gal seedlings JM 4/3/11
Mitellia breweri
Oenethera f ? 7 gal Div KK 3/20/11
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’ 3 gal Div SS 3/13/11
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’ 21 gal 4in NWFGS
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ 56 rd. 4 Br div MK 2/7/11
Oxalis magellanica 15 rd. 4 seedlings BL 1/11/11 tiny ground cover
Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’ 20 sq. 4 div JM 2/7/11 red flowers
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ 13 gallon div SS
Persicaria orientalis 18 sq 4 seedlings seed exchg 4/9/11
Persicaria virginiana 6 gal Div BL brown chevron on leaves
Phlomis russelliana 17 gal
Podophyllum peltatum 8 gallon Br div MP 3/20/11 May apple
Podophyllum peltatum 17 gallon Br div BL 2/7/11
Polygonatum biflorum gallon D\div MP Solomon’s Seal
Potentilla thurberi 9 4in seedlings BL 11/27/10 red flowers
Primula ‘Dorothy’ 39 rd. 4 Div BLS 3/20/11 white
Primula double lavender 18 rd. 4 Div BLS 3/20/11
Primula ‘Jay Jay’ 29 sq. 4 div MEA 3/20/11 pale lavender
Primula kisoana
Primula ‘Wanda’ 22 rd. 4 Div KK 3/20/11 intense magenta
Primula ‘Wanda’ 35 rd. 4 Div BLS 3/20/11 intense magenta
Primula ‘Wanda’ 2 gal Div BLS 3/20/11 intense magenta
Primula japonica 14 sq 4 seedlings HPSW seed exchg 4/9/11
Primula sieboldii ‘White Lace’ 20 rd 4 Div MEA 3/27/11
Pulmonaria angustifolia 31 gallon Br div MEA 2 3/20/11 dark blue flowers
Pulmonaria angustifolia 20 gal Br BLS 3/20/11 good ground cover
Pulmonaria pink spotted leaves; pink flowers
Pulmonaria blue spotted leaves; blue flowers
Reinekii sp 10 gal Br Div BLS 3/27/11
Rheum rhubarb
Rodgersia henrici hybrids 14 gallon potted GH 1/22/11
Rodgersia cv. 4 gallon BR MEA 1 11/27/10
Ruscus htpoglossum
Salvia Heidi’s Dark Blue 36 4in seedlings HK 11/27/10
Salvia 9 gal Div JP 3/20/11
Saxifraga stolonifera 26 rd. 4 B 1/22/11 Strawberry begonia
Scrophularia auruculata variegata
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ 21 gal Div SS 3 3/13/11 dwarf Solomon’s Seal
Simphytum sp ‘Goldsmith’ 10 gal Br MEA 3/27/11 ground cover
Smilacena stellata 11 gal Div JP
Smilacena stellata 8 gal Br Div 3 3/27/11 washed
Smyrnium perfoliatum 18 4in seedlings seed exc four to five 3/27/11
Smyrnium perfoliatum 6 4in HPSW seedlings HPSW seed exchg 4/3/11
Solidago ‘Fireworks’ 26 gal Div SC 3/20/11
Soldanella alpina 9 4in rd Div BL 3/27/11 small colony
Sorbaria sorbifolia
Stachys officinalis 17 gallon div PP 1/22/11
Stachys officinalis 17 gal Div PP
Tradescantia 10 gal Div BH blue fowers greyish foliage
Tricyrtis hirta 21 gal BrDiv MEA 3/27/11 vigorous clone
Tropaeoleum tuberosum ‘Ken Aslet’ ? 9 gallon tubers KK 3/20/11
Viola odorata ‘Freckles’ 15 rd. 4 div BL 1/11/11
Xanthorhiza simplicissima 4 gallon Br div JM yellow root; curious brown flowers
Xanthorhiza simplicissima 1 2 gallon Br div JM yellow root; curious brown flowers

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APRIL – John and Kathy Wilson – The Traveling Garden Photographer: Focus on Holland and Belgium

John and Kathy Wilson

The Traveling Garden Photographer: Focus on Holland and Belgium

Monday, April 18th, 2011, 6:30 – 9 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

photo credit: Kathy and John Wilson

Holland’s fabeled floral splendor happens only in the spring. During this time the low countries (Holland, Belgium and Luxemborg) burst forth with rainbow-like colors. For the traveling garden photographer this is an idyllic opportunity to explore the romance of the Golden Age in a modern way.

Join this month’s speakers John and Kathy Wilson to learn how to pack, what to take, and where to go to see and photograph the markets, the gardens and the flower fields in this region. John and Kathy Wilson are founders of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm, a popular Whidbey Island Nursery specializing in field grown and greenhouse dahlias and sunflowers.

Award-winning photographers while with the Boeing Museum of Flight, John and his wife Kathy are widely published. Their images ahve appeared on many greeting cards, and in books and magazines – most recently on the cover of the Nikon World International Calendar. Currently, the Wilsons are working on a couple of gardening books and exploring ways to utilize photography as another ‘gardening tool’.

MARCH – Debby Cole – Native Irises

Debby Cole

Native Irises

Monday, March 21st, 2011, 6:30 – 9 pm

NHS Hall Section A, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Map

Photo Credit: Iris Tenax - Colin Rigby

I’m going to talk about Pacific Coast Iris characteristics and geographical distribution, early hybridizers, hybrids that have won SPCNI’s Mitchell Medal (voted by American Iris Society judges), PCI uses in the landscape, and cultural requirements in the garden.

NWFGS – 2011

NW Flower and Garden Show award 2011