Fruity Shortcake Breakfast

30 Jun

no pics… Didn’t think to take one till we were half done and by then I was too busy eating! Yummmm!
Ok, so my sister’s Ideal Protein diet basically says she can only have fruit and bread at breakfast. With all the fruit in the house, she really, REALLY wanted strawberry shortcake. We have fond memories of when we were kids, going out and picking a boatload of berries, coming home and after processing them, having a HUGE strawberry shortcake dinner! And I don’t mean for desert, I mean we had the mother of all strawberry short cakes, and that was dinner! It was fun, silly, made friends look at us funny but smiling the whole time, it was great!
So, with two boxes of raspberries, a box of strawberries, peaches, nectarines etc in the house, and she just recently passed to this new phase of the diet when she can have fruit again after a year of no fruit, bread, or anything sugar related…. Yeah, she wanted to celebrate with strawberry shortcake! But it has to be for breakfast, lol.

Well, what I made was a bit of a twist on the classic shortcake we remembered as kids. I did make my own biscuits, and we did use Cool Whip, sort of… Lol, but there was more fruit than just raspberries, and the biscuit recipe had to be modified a bit too.
So, mom used the basic biscuit recipe in the old Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook, the one that’s published in a three ring binder. It’s a classic, and along with the old Joy of Cooking, our standby, especially for baking. The biscuit recipe in there calls for;

2 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

Sift these together, then cut in-

1/4 cup shortening

Then stir in-

3/4 cup buttermilk

Bake 10-12 minutes in a 450 degree oven. 
Now this makes wonderful biscuits, but we didn’t have milk, not even sweet milk (which I am pretty sure is what mom used to use, we almost never had buttermilk in the house. I think she used regular milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice maybe?) What I did have was one of the Yogurt, Vanilla and Almond drinks from the Ideal Protein line. So since I have used almond milk in the past, I thought I would try it, if nothing else it would add a little protein to the biscuit, right? It seems to have worked! 

One note though, I misread the recipe and baked them at 400 rather than 450. They did take longer than the ten minutes, I didn’t time it properly, but I think it was closer to 15. This may need some experimenting, since many of these Ideal Protein things seem to curdle at higher temps, so dunno if that was a happy accident or what. The one thing I would do different is add a little bit more baking soda. If anything, the biscuits were a little dense. 

And a bit big, lol. I just divided the dough into quarters, rolled them into a ball and pressed them flat to 1/2 inch, for a rough round biscuit. Rustic, but with two of them in the bowl more than we really needed. Half that size would have been plenty. Oddly enough, the shake didn’t overly flavor the biscuit as much as I thought it would. It did give them a nice sweetness perfect for shortcake, but surprisingly little of the flavor of the shake, or maybe the berries and all just masked it. At any rate, these made a great base for the shortcake!
Next is the “Cool Whip”. Again in a bid to add a little protein to an otherwise rather sweet meal, I decided to fold a small 5.3 ounce tub of Tillamook Farmstyle Greek Yogurt- Key Lime into half of the 8 ounce tub of sugar free Cool Whip. Careful not to stir too much, just gently fold them together to keep it as light as you can. This gave the whipped topping a little more body, and a pleasant subtle lime bite that was perfect with the fruit. I will definitely do this again! I’ll bet any flavor will do, and the plain yogurt would be just as good.
Then for the berries… Well, I like raspberries better than strawberries, so I used both. Then when piling the berries on the biscuit, the berries kept sliding off… So I used a little of the raspberry jam I made yesterday to paint the biscuit and keep the berries from sliding off. Worked like a charm! I also used some partly mashed peaches for the same reason. The mix of peach, raspberry and strawberry was really good!
So basically, once I got the biscuits out of the oven, I placed one in the bottom of the bowl, a dollop of jam over the biscuit and a handful of berries. Top that with a big spoonful of whipped topping, a second biscuit, more jam and fruit, another big spoonful of whipped topping and top it off with some whole berries!

Whicked, decadent, and a surprisingly good breakfast, I must say! We will definitely be doing this again! The fruit may vary with the seasons (blueberries should be ripening now, later some blackberries and huckleberries would be spectacular, or canned peaches or apple pie filling in winter? Or maybe a cranberry compote…) but this may become our favorite breakfast for a special occasion, or at least when the fruit is freshest!

A Jammin good time…

29 Jun

so this last weekend we did our usual Farmer’s Market shopping, and ended up getting a whole bunch of fruit- two flats of raspberries, another of strawberries, a couple of mangoes, nectarines, peaches… Lots of fruit. And since I need more freezer jam… This is the result!
   

Oh, and after the mini disaster with the freezer last week (emergency defrost of the freezer downstairs, don’t ask), we also had two huge bags of re-frozen cranberries, chopped apples and a bag of rhubarb that had to be used. Through em all in a pot and made a kind of Apple Cranberry conserve kind of thing, properly canned and everything! Lol. No pectin necessary for this one, it gelled on its own just find.

 
Anyway, back to the jam… For me I made a batch of Mango Pineapple Banana jam, sweetly tropical flavored, and some Peach Melba (peach/nectarine and raspberry). My sister is on the diet where sugar is a no-no, so for here we made enough of the Melba for a batch for her but used stevia to sweeten. As it turns out, with the Ball brand RealFruit Insant Pectin we use, the Stevia sets up to a very firm gel, better than the sugar does. 

Then we also did a “mixed berry” spread for her, starting with one of the jars of Apple cranberry, and adding strawberry and raspberries. Turned out really good! Hope she likes it, as there are three jars of it for her 😉 We got the blue kids and screw caps to easily distinguish her Stevia sweetened jams from my more traditional sugared ones.

In the interest of saving the info for later reference, here is what we used;
Peach Melba-

For the fruit mash, it was about two thirds peaches and nectarines, and a little over a third of raspberries. I think the actual ratio is less important than how much of each fruit you have and what needs to be used first, lol. Even a small amount of berries seems to flavor the peaches nicely, but I prefer more berries in mine. 

One note- we used a couple of peaches that were still rather hard. My old fashioned heavy wire potato mashed didn’t so much as crush these as kinda rough chop them. I might resort to the cuisinart food processor if I did that again. The fully ripe ones mash well though, so ideally I would use the squish owe ripe ones. But you use what you have… Lol

For the sugared version, I used the following ratio;

5 cups fruit

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 cups sugar

6 tablespoons pectin
For the Stevia sweetened version, a small batch-

1 2/3 cup fruit

1/4 cup Stevia

2 tablespoons pectin
Actually, I mixed them both and portioned them out so we could compare side by side the two jams. Oddly, I kinda like the stevia better. It highlights the fruit more without being too sweet. And there is no aftertaste like stevia often imparts.

Anyway, for both, I mix and mash the fruit in one bowl, adding the lime juice (usually use lemon, but we got a bag of seconds limes that were really good and sweet, perfect for this!). In a separate bowl I scoop in the sugar/stevia first, then add the pectin on top, and mix with a fork, being sure to break up any lumps. This is important, because any lumps in the sugar and especially in the pectin are hard to stir out later.

Then I dump the auger mix into the fruit and give it a quick stir to incorporate, then set the timer for three minutes. Stir, stir, stir, scraping down the sides occassionally for those full three minutes to makes sure it all dissolves!

Once that is done, pack it in your jars, wait at least an hour (I usually leave em on the counter over night), check to make sure they gelled the way you wanted them to, and freeze!
Believe it or not, this is about ones year’s supply of jam for an my pb&j sammiches 😉

  

Around 20 jars of summer fruit goodness 🙂 I’ve got strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, , raspberry, peach Melba, mango pineapple banana, and some mixed fruit from the old fruit in the freezer… May still do some blackberry when that comes into season, and am picking black-cap raspberries now that might end up in a jar, but all in all a good start for the year!

Hanging Basket Project

19 Apr

This year we decided to try a little project with some plain black plastic nursery pots, to add some ‘bling’ and make them look like more than they are, lol. Last year we got fuchsias already blooming, but that wasn’t in the budget for this year, so instead I’ve been plotting how to take a slightly larger 12 inch across, short regular nursery pot from the freebie like at a local nursery, and turn them into nice looking hanging baskets.
To do this, we are gonna try using spray paint to make some designs on the side. We will use blue painter’s tape and contact paper to make the designs, spray paint for the actual paint, and maybe a little detail work with finger nail polish and flat glass marbles. We’ll see about the latter… Lol
Ok, so first step is to scrub down the pots!

  

Who’s you are scrubbing, inspect the pots for cracks, especially the rims if like me you want to hang them, and scuff marks that will mess up your painted design. I had to reject a couple because of big scuffs in the design feild, and one that had a cracked rim.

Rather than paint the whole pot the base color, we decided to make a stripe around the pot. This will save a lot on paint, and will look cool. The simple way to do this is to use a wide painter’s blue tape around the edges-

  
Smooth down the edges good so paint can’t ‘leak’ under the tape.
Paint the base coat next. The way we are doing it, the base coat will be the deign part, as we are cutting the designs on a Criket cutter from the contact paper as a resist. We will then spray the background color over the top. That means the color we are using now is what we want in the design, not the background. We decided on purple, for this part.

  
I actually used two colors of pLet this dry thoroughly before you mess with it. 

Now I need to mark the baselines on the side. We are doing a repeating symmetrical pattern, so I need to mark where my four baselines are to make them even. I’m not gonna be too overly picky about this… But do want to make them roughly equal around the pot, divided into quarters.

I didn’t want to mark up the paint, so put arrows to insicate my lines on the tape-

 
One arrow on the top, one on the bottom. I can eyeball it from there.
Touch up any scrapes or scuff marks (doh!)

  

Once the first coat is thoroughly dry, the you can apply the docorative cut outs. We are using contact paper cut on a Cricut. Cutting contact paper is kinda fussy apparently, but if we can get it on nice and flat it should give us a nice image.

  

I’ll let these dry overnight, and see if I can remove the stencils in the morning.

April 29th re-visit:

Ok, so it’s been more than overnight, lol… So shoot me. It’s been busy around here, and the weather turned cold and raining. Soooo, been a while since I had both time and decent enough weather to go outside and paint.

Plus, the first one didn’t work as I expected- the purple came up with the stencil quite a bit-

  
I still like the way it looks, so I’ll still use this one, but it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. So, now the rest of them got a quick primer coat, in black, under the base turquoise coat. Yeah, I flipped the colors, lol. Hopefully these don’t come up the way the purple did. So, base coat done for now!

  
I’m hoping it doesn’t rain again before these have time to dry off, and I can get them inside again. Man, the smell is giving me a horrible headache, out here in the sun! Hope they don’t stink up the house too much tonight. Still need to cut the designs for the rest of the pots, so this is as far as I can go for today. 
Oh, and I used a glitter spray paint over the top for the first one, but half way through the can got stuck open! I had to quickly paint another pot, this little oops may cost us the sparkle if we can’t replace it, but it did make for a cool all over kinda hippy drippy pot I’m kinda liking! *grin*
  

This one and the other I’ve already finished got a clear coat to hopefully keep em from scratching too much or shedding all their glitter in the first wind storm. I used my trusty little hand drill to drill holes

  
Is it weird I prefer little hand tools like this to a power tool? Plastic is easy to drill anyway, took me longer to find the drill bits than drill the four holes on the first one, lol. 

At least now I can plant something! Grin

Nursery hop- Earthworks Fuchsias

6 Apr

So Saturday the 4th of April, we went down to Covington to Earthworks Fuchsias. It’s still early, even this year, for the baskets to all be in full bloom, but there were already several varieties blooming some. We went mostly for the little 2 inch starts, so I figured getting them early was probably a good thing, both for availability and for getting things started here.

So, we mostly got a ton of starts, but also “splurged” on two gallon sized ones (for just 6 bucks each! Great deal, especially since the ‘San Carlos’ is already starting to bloom!)

So these are the varieties we got, in no particular order, and some notes where appropriate-

‘San Carlos’- a dwarf floriferous type, already fully budded out, in a decorative little 6 inch “gallon”, small classic red and purple flowers. Still mostly buds, but the hummers are checking it out!

‘Strawberry Delight’- a semi double upright, but it has the most amazingly textured foliage with a really interesting red vein on it. The plant is beautiful even if it’s not in flower yet. I just hope the flowers are as nice as the leaves, and not so double the hummers won’t use it! This one is also in a gallon sized pot, as the little starts didn’t look near as nice.

And in two inch starts we got these;

‘Alice Hoffman’- pinkish tinge to the new growth with pinkish purple veins on new leaves too… Suppose. To be one of the hardier ones we got

‘Eden Rock’

‘Drame’- pink red ballerina like flowers

‘Queen Elizabeth’- one of the stars of what we got in the mixed baskets last year, and Beth insisted we replace it, since those I have no idea if they are going to come back or not?

‘Golden Marinka’- Beth loves the gold cused foliage, and they said this was one of the more sun/heat tolerant types, so it may end up in a basket in the front courtyard.

‘Mistress Birdie’- loved the name, and appears to have small, quirky little flowers. We will see

‘Marcia’- another small one

Fuchsia denticata- species, not hardy, but love the tricolor narrow flowers, and the narrower leaves are nice too. More tropical looking than the typical hanging basket types.

‘Doc’- got this one for Herb, who is a doctor. He has to have this one, lol

‘Grumpy’- cause well, half the time I am, lol

‘Janice Ann’- three of them, for the tipsy lots this year (instead of the Cupheas)

‘Old Sommerset’- interesting variable variegation, speckled now but may end up zoned on some leaves, and pretty flowers

‘Red Warrior’- red and dark purple flowers

‘Phyllis’- beautiful puckered foliage

‘Dying Embers’- red and black purple flowers

‘Balkonigan’- beautiful flamed purple petals

‘Hermiena’- white and “deep wine red”, hopefully it lives up to the picture, lol

‘Tom West’- classic pink and white and green variegated foliage basket type, again for the courtyard possibly

‘Machu Picchu’- beautiful pale orange pink flowers, a bit longer than typical ones, probably not hardy here, lol… But pretty

‘Grandma Mac’- a local heirloom variety, apparently it was on an old homestead, and the family kept propagating and moving it as they moved it along, calling it by this name. Supposed to stay fairly short, so gonna use several for Herb over on his mound for summer color.

‘Dancing Flame’- one of the basket types, no idea if it’s hardy, lol, but incredible flamed pink and purple petals. 

Also got a heliotrope, cause I liked the one they had in the center of the basket last year so well, and 6 Nonstop Begonias, lol. Beth likes them, I think they remind her of Dad. Oh, and a sixpack of pansies, lol. 

 Now what to do with them all,  lol… Some will definitely go in baskets in the back deck and hopefully in the entryway. Still have the triphylla types inside (‘Gartenmeister’, ‘Billy Green’, ‘Mary’ and ‘Fireworks’). Hopefully I find good spots for them all…

What’s Blooming- April 6th, 2015

6 Apr

the weather has turned cool and cloudy, but as is usual this time of year, kinda blustery to stormy and with ample sun breaks. Basically, the kind of weather where if you like what you see, get out there now! If not, wait five minutes, it may change, lol.

Because of that, seems like daily there are different things popping into flower, and other things finishing up. The early spring Tete te and Dutch Master daffs are basically done, and the tulips are pretty much in full swing. 

Oh, and had the first confirmed sighting of a male Rufous Hummingbird last Wednesday! He was nectaring on the Ribes sanguineum ‘Pokey’s Pink’. I thought I saw a female earlier in the week, but couldn’t see for sure as she was carefully staying hidden in the bushes. But a flash of rufous might have been seen? Or I could have just been wishfully thinking it was there, lol… Hard to tell with these guys sometimes. But got a good look at the male on the Ribes, definitely rufous! Haven’t seen him since, may have just been migrating through.

Acer circinatum

Acer macrophyllum

Anemone blanda

Anemone nemerosa ‘Vestal’

Asarum caudatum

Barbarea orthocerus

Bellis perennis

Brunnera macrophylla ‘variegata’

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’

Caltha biflora (red and silver leafed forms)

Camelia sasanqua ‘Kumasaka’

Camelia sasanqua (striped pink)

Camelia (neighbor’s light pink)

Cardamine hirsuta

Chaenomeles x speciosa

Choisya ternata 

Chrysanthemum partheniacum

Claytonia sibirica

Clematis montana ‘Rubens’

Corydalis lutea

Corydalis scouleri

Corydalis solida 

Corydalis solida ‘Blue Heron’

Cyclamen coum ‘Silver Form’

Dianthus ‘SuperTrouper Velvet + White’ *

Dicentra formosa 

Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’

Dicentra ‘Luxuriant’

Draba verna

Eccremocarpus scaber

Erythronium revolutum

Fragaria vesca

Fuchsia magellanica ‘molinae’

Geranium robertianum

Grevilleas victoriae

Helleborus orientalis

Hyacinthus hispanicus

Hyacinthus orientalis

Iris japonica ‘Ledger’s Variety’

Lamiastrum galeobdonicum

Lamium purpureum

Laurus nobilis angustifolia

Linaria d ‘Enchantment Mix’

Lunaria annua alba

Magnolia (dwarf pink)

Mahonia aquifolium

Mahonia aquifolium ‘compacta’

Mahonia nervosa

Malus domestica

Mimulus naiandinus ‘Spunky Monkey’

Muscari armeniacum

Myosotis silvestris

Oxalis oregana

Polygala cham. ‘Kaminski’

Polygonum biflorum

Primula acaulis 

Ribes lobbii (basically all done, just one lone flower left…)

Ribes sanguineum

Ribes sanguineum ‘Appleblossom’

Ribes sanguineum “Ace of Mercer”

Ribes sanguineum ‘Pokey’s Pink’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Pulsborough Scarlet’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Strybing Pink’

Ribes sanguineum ‘variegata’

Rosa hybrida (dwarf florist types) *

Rosmarinus officinalis

Rubus spectabilis

Rubus ursinus

Sambucus racemosa

Symphytum ‘Bressingham Blue’

Taraxacum officinale

Tellima grandiflora

Trillium ovatum

Tulipa hybrida

Vaccinium a. ‘Brunswick’

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Sunshine Blue’

Vaccinium ovatum

Vaccinium ovatum ‘Native Star’ *

Viola cornuta *

Viola cuccularia 

Viola labradorica

What’s Blooming March 18th, 2015

29 Mar

Wet, but clearing up a bit. Typical March weather, if you don’t like it just wait five minutes, lol. 

Camelia japonica (striped)

Camelia sasanqua ‘Kumasaka’

Cardamine hirsuta

Claytonia sibirica

Fragaria vesca

Hyacinthus oriantis

Linaria ‘Enchantment Mix’

Mahonia aquifolium

Mahonia aquifolium ‘John Muir’

Mahonia nervosa

Muscari armeniacum

Polygala kam. ‘Kaminski’ 

Primula acaulis

Primula ‘Ballerina Conalt’

Primula ‘Ballerina Nectarine’

Primula ‘Ballerina Sunrise’

Prunus tomentosum

Rosa hybrida- mini orange

Rosa hybrida- mini yellow

Rosa hybrida- mini white

Taraxacum officinale

Tulip hybrida (purple)

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Sunshine Blue’

Vaccinium ‘Pink Lemonaid’

Vaccinium ovatum

Strawberry Hazelnut White Chocolate Cookies

11 Mar

the other day I found some Ritter Sport brand White Chocolate with Whole Hazelnut bars on sale at the grocery store, apparently after Valentine’s Day they had more candy than they knew what to do with. Well, this morning I couldn’t stop thinking about making some cookies, lol. 

So I went online and found Martha Stewart’s Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. I modified it a bit by chopping up the white chocolate bars, adding dried strawberries and a handful of crushed hazelnuts, but the results were exactly what I wanted! Soft chewy cookies with a strawberry shortcake kind of flavor. They would be just as good with dark chocolate of course, but sometimes I like the creamy goodness of white chocolate too.

One other modification I did was to cut the sugar way down. White chocolate is sweet enough as it is, I figured the cookies didn’t need that much more. Seems to have worked like a charm! 

And of course as usual, I overstuffed my cookies, lol. I’m not happy unless every bite has at least two chunks of something in it!


In one bowl add;

2 1/4 cups flower

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

With fork, whisk these together to mix and lighten them, or sift em together if you want to do it like gramma used to. 


In a deeper mixing bowl cream together;

1 cup unsalted butter (two sticks)

1/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup light brown sugar

Once creamy and smooth, add;

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 eggs

Dash of salt

Cream these together, then fold in the flour mix a third at a time. 

Chop and add;

2 x 3.5oz bars of White Chocolate

1/2 cup or so hazelnuts

1/2 cup or so dried strawberries (or cranberries, blueberries, whatever dried fruit floats your boat)


Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes (12 in my slow oven.) Let cool on pan for two, then transfer to a wire rack. Try not to eat them when they are so hot they burn your mouth! Lol

What’s Blooming March 10th, 2015

11 Mar

Brunnera macrophylla ‘variegata’

Caltha biflora

Camelia sasanqua ‘Kumasaka’

Camelia ‘Yuletide’

Camelia (striped)

Cardamine hirsuta

Chaenomeles x speciosa

Choisya ternata

Claytonia sibirica

Corydalis solida

Corydalis ‘Blue Heron’

Draba verna 

Erythronium tuolumense ‘Pagoda’

Fragaria vesca 

Forsythia sp

Grevilleas victoria

Helleborus orientalis

Hyacinthus orientalis 

Lamium purpureum

Linaria ‘Enchantment Mix’

Lunaria annua ‘alba’

Lonicera standishii

Mahonia aquifolium

Mahonia nervosa

Muscari armeniacum

Narcissus “Dutch Master”

Narcissus ‘Jetfire’

Narcissus ‘Tete te’

Osmanthus delavayi

Polygala chammisonis ‘Kaminski’

Primula acaulis

Primula ‘Ballerina Cobalt’

Primula ‘Ballerina Nectarine’

Primula ‘Primlet ‘Sunrise’

Prunus avium

Prunus tomentosum

Ribes lobbii

Ribes sanguineum

Ribes sanguineum ‘Ace of Mercer’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Appleblossom’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Pokey’s Pink’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Pulsborough Scarlet’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Strybing Pink’

Ribes sanguineum ‘Variegatum’

Rosa hybrida 

Rosmarinus officinalis 

Rubus spectabilis 

Rubus ursinus

Spiraea vanhoutei

Trillium ovatum

Tulips hybrida

Vaccinium ovatum 

Viola adunca

Viola cornuta

Plant swap finds

8 Mar

So yesterday was the Green Elephant Plant Swap in Kirkland. It was a beautiful sunny day, and had a great time sharing plants. I did manage to pick up a few things myself-

Allium “elephant garlic”

Athyrium felix-femina

Dicentra formosa

Fragaria “white”

Impariens (hardy purple)

Polystichum munitum

Scabiosa? Lost the tag, lol

The strawberries will go in a pot, probably a hanging basket I think, till I figure out if they are worth the berries they produce. The Impariens and dicentra will go in the back under the apple tree with the other one, hopefully they are different varieties. The ferns will go wherever, lol…

What’s Blooming March 3rd, 2015

3 Mar

clear but cold this morning, Spring is definitely in the air on a sunny day like this, the Robins and other birds are singing their hearts out, but winter’s chill is still very much in evidence!

Still, lots of stuff are coming into bloom. Seems like every time I come out into the garden I see something new opening up. For that reason alone I love this time of year. Add to that the cheerful daffodils, which always remind me of my mother, and it’s hard to beat being out in the garden this time of year.

Bellis perennis

Camelia japonica

Camelia ‘Yuletide’

Cardamine hirsuta

Chaenomeles x speciosa

Claytonia sibirica

Clematis cirrhosa

Corydalis solida 

Corydalis ‘Blue Heron’

Cyclamen coum

Draba verna

Fragaria vesca

Grevillea victoriae

Helleborus x orientalis

Hyacinthus orientalis

Lamium purpureum

Linaria ‘Enchantment Mix’

Lonicera standishii

Mahonia aquifolium

Mahonia beallii

Mahonia x media (‘Winter sun’?)

Muscari armeniacum

Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’

Narcissus ‘Jetfire’

Narcissus ‘Tete te’

Oemleria cerasiformis

Osmanthus delavayi

Polygala cham. ‘Kaminski’

Primula acaulis

Primula ‘Ballerina Cobalt’

Prunus tomentosum

Prunus x avium

Pulmonaria 

Ranunculus ficaria

Ribes lobbii

Ribes sanguineum “Ace of Mercer”

Ribes sanguineum ‘Appleblossom’

Ribes sanguineum ‘White Icycle’

Rosa hybrids *

Rosmarinus officinalis

Symphytum ‘Bressingham Blue’

Spiraea vanhoutei

Vaccinium ovatum

Vinca minor

Viola cornuta