Silver Edged Variegated Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Walvera') Photo Courtesy of Monrovia Plant of the Month: Lavender

August 11, 2017

Did you know we’ve officially broken the record for most consecutive days without rain? It’s crazy to think that just this past winter/spring we also broke the record for most days with rain! In this dry, hot weather, nothing beats a cold glass of lemonade or a yummy ice cream cone. And you know what… Read more >

Design ideas for your side yard

June 17, 2016

Most of us can identify an area of our garden that is underutilized. The long lost and forgotten space known as the side yard is the most commonly underutilized and sometimes the most challenging. Often it is out of sight and therefore out of mind. Everyone wants to maximize usable space in the garden, especially for… Read more >

How to Bring Herbs Indoors

October 19, 2015

Fresh herbs all winter? Yes, please! Fall is upon us, and plants are beginning to go dormant in our gardens, including our precious herbs that have flavored our meals oh so wonderfully all summer long. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could continue to enjoy their glorious flavors and aromas during the cold months ahead? If… Read more >

Gardening for better health

January 20, 2015

Another new year has arrived, and this may have you resolving to make better choices when it comes to your health.  What you may not realize is that the key may literally be right in your own backyard! Your garden is more than a means of boosting your home’s curb appeal or a place for you to… Read more >

Kale Top edibles for shady gardens

April 8, 2014

Picking fresh herbs and harvesting your own vegetables has grown from trendy to a way of life for many around the Puget Sound. Growing your own edibles can be very rewarding but what do you do if you don’t have full sun? The real trick is figuring out how much and what kind of shade… Read more >