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 >

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 >

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 >

Bearded Iris Plant of the Month: Iris

June 12, 2017

With June’s plant of the month coming in so many different colors, it’s no wonder they were named Iris, meaning “rainbow” in Greek. While Irises can be a bit fussy with their growing conditions, with a little extra care, you can grow these beauties in your own garden. Pacific Coast Iris- The Pacific Coast Iris… Read more >