We picked up this unusual tree for half off at the end of the season from a nursery on the Olympic peninsula that was getting ready to close up shop for the winter. Its unusual light coloring means it will burn in strong sun, which makes it one of the few ornamental conifers well-suited to shade gardens. One year in, it’s doing well, but I can already tell it is going to grow a little lopsided given the sunny-south/shady-north situation in that part of our yard.
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!