Journey along as Dave travels to Oregon to enjoy Heucheras, Tiarellas, and Heucherellas, which are some of the most versatile and vibrant hardy perennials for gardens today! With leaf colors all across the color spectrum from peach, pink and yellow to deepest black, they can add year round color to shady gardens, sunny borders, patio pots, even handing baskets. Tiarellas offer deeply cut, two tone leaves, white, pink or rose flowers in masses. Heucherellas, a hybrid between the two genuses, give you a bit of both and then some!
Then Dave is off to the Portland Japanese Garden, which has been called the most authentic and beautiful Japanese Garden outside of Japan by many, including the Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Nobuo Matsunaga. Professor Takuma Tono envisioned a series of gardens that revealed themselves slowly as the visitor strolled the paths. Each turn, step, or narrow passage moderates the pace of the journey, allowing you to take in the rich details and carefully placed features and specimens in all five areas.
In this episode of Garden Travels, Dave's favorites include: Cordyline and Sophora