Unleash your inner hobbit by growing some of New Zealand’s beautiful flora in your garden. This Saturday morning, March 2, 10 AM to noon at the Graham Visitors Center of the Arboretum an amazing array of colorful and unusual foliage plants will be for sale. All sales benefit the Washington Park Arboretum. Check here for a complete plant list.
At the Garden Show earlier this month the Arboretum did a display called “A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden.” The display paid homage to the hobbit movies and showcased plants native to New Zealand, where the movies were filmed. The garden created a rich color palette using dramatic foliage plants. Most of the plants used are drought-tolerant species which are appropriate for the Pacific Northwest climate. If you are ready for some color in your garden, come to the sale on Saturday.