Pacific Northwest

April, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rhododendron Species Plant Sale
This year's Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale and Flower Show will take place on the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Campus, West Upper Level parking lot across from the garden at 2525 S. 336th Street, Federal Way. You can shop on Friday, April 20th from 3 to 6 pm (members enter at 2 pm) and Saturday, April 21st from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, visit their website at or call 253-661-9377.

Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Maple
Abutilons, commonly called flowering maples, are leggy annuals or slightly tender perennials, depending upon our fickle winter weather. They have an awkward shape but large, soft, maple tree shaped leaves and very attractive bell-shaped flowers. Abutilons are perfect for containers, where their delicate flowers can become showy focal points. Try pairing abutilons with little ornamental grasses or foliage plants like heucheras that will grow to fill out around their stems.

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