Friday, January 23, 2009

Bosque (Cascadia Garden)

 Chamaecyparis lawsoniana December 2008

Sorbus gonggashanica September 2008

Mahonia aquifolium January 2010

Helleborus x hybridus January 2010

The bosque evolved over more than 40 years. Trees, shrubs & perennials were slowly added. The bosque is now composed of 5 large evergreen trees; 4 Chamaecyparis lawsoniana & 1 Thuja plicata. Acer circinatum & Sorbus gonggashanica grow at the edges. 4 hybrid Rhododendron cast additional shade. The bosque is located at the southwest corner of the property where land slopes to the west. It had been a very dry site. Plants for dry shade have been most successful there. The ground is covered mostly by Washington native forest plants & Helleborus x hybridus.

Bosque Plant List
Acer circinatum (Vine Maple)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Port Orford Cedar)
Sorbus gonggashanica (Mountain Ash)
Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar)

Holodiscus discolor (Ocean spray)
Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape)
Philadelphus lewisii (Mock Orange)
Ribes sanguineum ‘Pokey’s Pink’ (Flowering Currant)

Perennials & Groundcovers
Achlys triphylla (Vanilla Leaf)
Campanula poscharskyana (Serbian Bellflower)
Dicentra formosa (Bleeding Heart)
Liriope spicata (Lily Turf)
Maianthemum dilatatum (False Lily of the Valley)
Oxalis oregana (Redwood Sorrel)
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)
Smilacina racemosa (False Solomon’s Seal)

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