June 2018

Stacks of posters waiting to be distributed.

Stacks of posters waiting to be distributed.

 
 

Title: Northwest Perennial Gardening

Edition Size: 30 Wild, 3 for sale, 6 sponsor/subscription

Number of Layers: 7

Our debut poster for Heavy Jeens. Celebrating June as National Perennial Gardening Month.

The text on the back is as follows:

June is National Perennial Gardening Month! Who doesn't love a beautiful garden? Perennials, plants that return year after year, are investments that not only get better with time, but are good for the soil.

Perennials grow slowly in comparison to annuals, as they take their time to establish themselves, putting out extensive root systems deep into the soil, creating a network of roots that stabilizes the soil and prevents erosion. Deep running roots also have the advantage of making them better adapted to extreme conditions. Because of their slow growth, perennials do not need the same amount of nutrients as annuals, making them ideal for more difficult garden environments.

Below is a short list of Northwest friendly perennial flowers and herbs, especially chosen for their ability to attract bees, butterflies, and birds. Before planting, always take care to note the condition and moisture of your soil and the type of light it gets. Consider color themes for a cohesive look. Plants in bold are featured on the front of this poster.

ANGELICA, ASTERS, BEE BALM, BLANKET FLOWER, BLEEDING HEART, CAMAS LILY, CARDINAL FLOWER, COLUMBINE, CONEFLOWER, COSMOS, CROCOSMIA, DELPHINIUM, ELDERBERRY, FERNS, GENTIAN SAGE, GIANT HYSSOP, GUNNERA, HOSTAS, HEUCHERA, IRIS, KNIPHOFIA, LAVENDER, LILY OF THE VALLEY, LUPINE, MEADOW RUE, PEONIES, ROSES, THYME, TIARELLA, ROSEMARY

June's poster was printed with a variety of techniques including linoleum block carving and line-work printed by polymer plates.