This piece ran on the heels of some gloriously sunny afternoons we spent at the Molbak's "farm" with fabulous media including Marianne Binetti (PI garden writer and renowned author), veggie-expert Willi Evans (the West Coast editor of Organic Gardening) and local legend and gardening buff, Patti Payne (columnist of the PSBJ). World clematis expert Raymond Evison gave a riveting talk on those climbing beauties and gave us countless ideas on how to incorporate them into our landscapes. I woke up thinking about it. And chef-to-the-stars Russell Lowell feted us all with crazy stories and good, good salmon.
Today's Seattle Post-Intelligencer read: "Molbak's Focuses on Growing Local Trends. Four acres of Molbak's 40-acre plant production farm in Redmond are dedicated to a new wholesale operation, growing plants primarily for professional landscapers. Nursery worker Jacqui Evans is shown moving perennials Thursday at the wholesale site. Owner Jens Molbak says the retail business, in Woodinville, is also offering more locally grown plants this year, a new sustainable pots program, and more fruit trees, herbs and vegetable plants to serve the trend of growing and eating local foods."