Did you know that you can prune your perennials to help delay or prolong the blooming period on them? A technique called preemptive pruning will help you achieve this effect. Delaying the flowering of your perennials with preemptive pruning can be useful if you have a party or event coming up that you want your… Read more >
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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 >
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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 >
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 >
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 >
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