I fell in love with Manzanitas while visiting the coastal Oregon town of Manzanita. The specimens gracing homeowners’ landscape there are mostly a taller variety, with smooth, deep, red-brown bark and teardrop shaped blue green leaves. Later, when back in Seattle, I spied a groundcover variety tucked in among taller plants at the nursery and figured it would be a great solution to cover the dry, rocky area underneath the new power pole along our easement. This plant has a softer, more silvery foliage with low and very wide growth habit. I think it’s going to be perfect.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!