April 13, 2024

Flowering Currants, Blueberries, and a Garden Path

What DIY tasks are you taking on this weekend? Quick, easy-to-do projects around the garden can totally transform a space.

Just outside my main greenhouse, where I grow many of my sweet summer berries, is an area that needed a little attention. I decided it would look so much better with a stone footpath leading to the gardens, and a few plantings to give it a more finished look. As part of a delivery of plants from the wholesale nursery, Monrovia, I received three flowering currants - fragrant, spring-blooming shrubs native to the northwest United States. These specimens feature bold crimson flower clusters that are a favorite nectar source for hummingbirds and other pollinators. They were planted along with three blueberry bushes also from Monrovia.

Here are some photos, enjoy.