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Celebrating Spring

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A resilient prima donna of the spring garden stage, Helleborus ×hybridus. Photo: Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks

Spring is the renaissance season—a time of rebirth and new growth—when flowers, fresh foliage, and transformation abound. For gardeners and plant lovers, it’s an occasion for new hope, new dreams, and, (of course) selecting new plants! The Great Plant Picks website is a great place to start. As many of you know, Great Plant Picks (GPP) is the primary educational program of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle, Washington. GPP volunteer horticulturists from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia meet three times a year to select an outstanding and easy-to-grow ensemble of bulbs, bamboos, conifers, ferns, perennials, shrubs, and trees for the maritime Pacific Northwest. This year’s collection highlights those plants that shine in spring.

Naturalized plantings of Narcissus ‘Tête-à-tête’ lend strong clear color to early spring beds. Photo: Richie Steffen, Great Plant Picks
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