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Snow Cap Sedge (Carex siderostricha ‘Snow Cap’) Photo Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials Designing with Ornamental Grasses

July 19, 2017

Ornamental grasses can provide year-round interest while being easy to maintain and incredibly versatile. In the spring and summer, ornamental grasses are bright and lush and in the fall and winter, provide texture and color. They come in all sizes from small, mounding groundcovers to 12 feet tall flowering grasses. Their range in color, texture,… Read more >

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Bowles Golden Sedge (Carex elata 'Bowles Golden') Plant of the Month: Carex

July 12, 2017

Carex, a grass-like sedge, is a wonderfully diverse group that provides year-round interest with its evergreen foliage and adds both texture and color to any garden. While they prefer moist, well-drained soil, some Carex can also tolerate drought like conditions in partial sun to shade once they’ve been established. In a dry shaded area, they… Read more >

Eco-Lawn Low Maintenance Grass Seed Photo Courtesy of Eartheasy How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn Without Chemicals

June 30, 2017

Having a lawn not only provides a place for children and pets to play, but it also helps with storm water runoff by absorbing water, produces oxygen, and creates a nice cooling effect. But, we all know that a lawn takes time, money, and effort to maintain and keep it looking lush and green. According… Read more >

Four Season Interest Container Garden We’re Featured on Houzz!

June 21, 2017

We’re featured on Houzz in 12 Stylish Ways to Plant Your Summer Container Gardens! If you’ve been thinking of sprucing up your container gardens for Summer, take a look at these fun ideas. 12 Stylish Ways to Plant Your Summer Container Gardens

Spring on the Farm

June 19, 2017

The first 6 months. Gains and losses. The last time I updated you on our recent move to our 5-acre mini farm in Snohomish was in February.  That seems like eons ago. And though the snow has melted and it appears the torrential downfalls have come to an end, it just barely feels like spring,… Read more >