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Mandarin Honeysuckle (Lonicera brownii 'Mandarin') Photo Courtesy of Crocus.co.uk What’s Blooming Now: May

May 22, 2017

May is such a wonderful month for taking a stroll through your neighborhood or taking a trip to the Washington Park Arboretum or the Bellevue Botanic Gardens to discover the many different plants that are blooming right now. If you’re looking to add some fun Spring flowering plants to your garden, these are all great options!… Read more >

Irrigation Systems: Advice from an Expert

May 19, 2017

It does nothing but rain in the Northwest…not so We are starting to see a break in the rain finally, and before we know it summer will be here (fingers crossed). If you’ve ever spent a summer as a slave to your hose trying to keep your garden watered, you know that it does not… Read more >

5 Things Your Garden Designer Wants You to Know

May 17, 2017

A well thought out design for your garden has many great benefits. If you have already decided to obtain a design you likely are aware of at least a few.   The more freedom you give your designer the more creative the space will be. Sometimes site limitations can hinder possibilities but often that can… Read more >

Mushroom Fairy Ring Photo Courtesy of HGTV Mushrooms: Good or Bad Guys?

May 16, 2017

Around this time of year when we get a lot of rainfall, we start getting many questions about mushrooms growing in lawns. While mushrooms are sometimes seen as an eyesore, they actually aren’t cause for alarm and can be a sign of a healthy lawn. Why do mushrooms appear? Mushrooms will appear in your lawn for… Read more >

Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' Photo Courtesy of Plant Haven Plant of the Month: Dogwood

May 12, 2017

A treasure in the landscape, dogwoods are a sure sign of spring with their showy white and pink blooms. This 4-petaled wonder not only has beautiful flowers this time of year, but they also have really great red fall coloring. For the most part, we use mostly Cornus kousa and some Cornus nuttallii in our landscape… Read more >