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Feeling blue? Check out the startling berries of Ophiopogon umbraticola, which start off cerulean but then peel, becoming white. The flowers aren’t half bad either - not your average mondo grass #ophiopogon #groundcoverplants ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Well we’ve found the culprits eating our carnations - rabbits. There is a glimmer of hope however, as a coyote has also appeared #wileycoyote #rabbitsinthegarden ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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Join Dan Hinkley next Wednesday as he reveals his top 20 favorite plants, from Agapanthus to Woodwardia. This webinar benefits both Heronswood and the Bellevue Botanical Garden - get tickets at bellevuebotanical.org/webinars #bellevuebotanicalgarden #plantcollectors ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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In the Pacific Northwest, mahonia and hummingbirds go together. But there are many other plants that attract and support your feathered friends. Join Dr. Patrick McMillan on Wednesday for a humdinger of a webinar on these amazing birds. For tickets, visit www.heronswoodgarden.org/lunchbreak-lectures/ #hummingbird #gardenbirds ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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Pine siskins feeding in the rain. They were quite fearless - hopefully not a sign of salmonella. If birds are your thing, join our Director Dr. Patrick McMillan this Wednesday for his first Lunchbreak Lecture, where he’ll be talking about hummingbirds. Visit heronswood.odoo.com/event for tickets #hummingbird ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Phew, that was a lot of rain! Parts of the garden are under water and the Potager has a new resident, a duck! More rain to come, let’s hope water levels drop in the next few days #weatherforducks ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Heronswood director Dr. Patrick McMillan has spent decades observing hummingbirds across the Americas and learning the best methods for promoting them in our own landscapes. Sign up now to join him January 13th for a look at the bizarre biology and behavior of these beloved garden companions and how you can do the best job at nurturing them in your own landscape. heronswood.odoo.com/event We hope you enjoy these clips, captured during the filming of his TV program for PBS, showing some amazing behavior we simply can’t observe without special equipment. Patrick, Colin Knight and David White set up a sophisticated and high-tech setup to capture these images at 6,200 frames per second. The action you see here happens in less than 1/20 of a second! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Witch-hazels like ‘Jelena’ are quintessential winter plants, their zest-like petals breathing color into this dark season. Join our Director Emeritus Dan Hinkley as he lists his favorite winter garden plants in an online webinar January 6th. Visit heronswood.odoo.com/event to purchase tickets #hamamelisxintermedia #wintergarden ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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The new year is nearly here and already, plants are preparing for 2021. This is Primula japonica and it’s raring to go! As with us humans, next year can’t come soon enough #primulajaponica #rollon2021 ... See MoreSee Less

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