Mandarin Honeysuckle (Lonicera brownii 'Mandarin') Photo Courtesy of Crocus.co.uk What’s Blooming Now: May

May 22, 2017

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 >

Cornus kousa 'Summer Gold' Photo Courtesy of Plant Haven Plant of the Month: Dogwood

May 12, 2017

A treasure in the landscape, dogwoods are a sure sign of spring with their showy white and pink blooms. This 4-petaled wonder not only has beautiful flowers this time of year, but they also have really great red fall coloring. For the most part, we use mostly Cornus kousa and some Cornus nuttallii in our landscape… Read more >

Cameo Japanese Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles japonia 'Cameo') Photo Courtesy of Monrovia Plant of the Month: Flowering Quince

April 21, 2017

Now that Spring is finally here and we’re starting to get some warmer weather, we’re seeing flowers pop up everywhere we look! The Flowering Quince is one of those early spring bloomers that really packs a punch on a gray day and has many different varieties to choose from. They range in size from broad… Read more >

Madame Galen Trumpet Creeper (Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen') Photo Courtesy of Great Plant Picks Creating Habitat for Birds Part 2 of 2

April 21, 2017

In our last blog about creating habitat for birds we talked about the steps we can take to make a healthy and sustainable northwest garden where birds and other wildlife will thrive. Not only does the design of your landscape effect whether we have birds in our backyard, but the plant choices we make can… Read more >

Snakes Head (Fritillaria meleagris) Plant of the Month: Fritillaria

March 17, 2017

With so many beautiful flowers starting to bloom this time of year, it’s hard to choose just one for plant of the month. Fritillaria is just so unique making it perfect for springtime! Fritillaria is a great option to diversify your bulb collection with its multiple varieties to choose from each having their own unique… Read more >