Glass artist and gardener Linda Ernst and her husband, Greg Dermer, have spent more than 20 years developing the gardens on their 75 foot x 100 foot lot in Portland, Oregon. They’ve created intimate garden rooms, myriad living vignettes and numerous dramatic focal points using art, ornamentals and more. Read the full story in this issue (March/April 2014, pg. 40) and check out these web-exclusive photos!
If you enjoyed the close-up photo of red passionflower (Passiflora coccinea, Zones 10 to 12) in this issue (Up Close, March/April 2014, pg. 72), you’ll love its lush, full form! This tropical vine’s saturated crimson color sets it apart from the more common purple passionflower (Passiflora caerulea, Zones 6 to 9) not just among gardeners, but also butterflies and hummingbirds, which are attracted to the brilliant color of its flowers. In the fall, it produces edible, yellow-orange fruits known as granadilla. By Sarah Dorison, Photo by Josh McCullough
Hardware Show Contest
You could be one of two National Home Gardening Club members to be named Top Tool Testers and earn an expense-paid trip to the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas from May 5 to 8, 2014! Enter here.