C. L. Fornari's Blog

I Love the Drift Series of Roses

Name:  Drift Roses Type of Plant: Low-growing, disease resistant, and repeat flowering shrub roses from Star Roses and Plants Why I Love This Plant: I love these roses because they fit in well in many landscapes and gardens. Because they are lower-growing than many...

See You In Seattle!

Ellen Zachos and I are pleased to once again be recording a live edition of Plantrama at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle.  We'll be talking about the "Plantrama Top Ten" - Ten great edibles to grow or forage for, ten must-have tools, ten shrubs to know...

Create it, Write it, Plant it, Make it Grow

Words to live by.  
Like A New Box of Crayons

Like A New Box of Crayons

Every spring as I contemplate what will be planted in Annual Alley this season, it's like getting a new box of crayons. Which colors to use? Should...

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The Tallest Poppy

The Tallest Poppy

I am a fan of John Sandford's novels, and am currently reading Rough Country (A Virgil Flowers Novel) . In this book Weather Davenport says, "Well,...

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Roasted Roots

Roasted Roots

I love roasted veggies, and this particular combination is easy, versatile and satisfying. Serve this plain as a side dish, or toss with tofu or...

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Oatmeal Walnut Blueberry Bars

Oatmeal Walnut Blueberry Bars

When Awesome Bars stopped making their apricot walnut bar I was heartbroken. So I decided to do an oatmeal/walnut bar of my own. I used blueberries...

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Hearts-a-Bustin’

Hearts-a-Bustin’

There's a plant for every holiday, and for Valentine's Day I'm especially fond of Euonymus americanus. With a common name like hearts-a-bustin',...

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