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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 >

Bowl of Beauty Peony (Paeonia 'Bowl of Beauty') Photo Courtesy of Monrovia What’s Blooming Now: June

June 19, 2017

Now that summer is officially here (and hopefully the sun won’t be too far behind), the Pacific Northwest is really coming into its full flowering glory. This selection of plants, including our Plant of the Month: Iris, is just a small sampling of all the wonderful bloomers out there this time of year. Brunnera- The… Read more >