Black Stem Big Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra') What’s Blooming Now: July

July 26, 2017

With all the sunshine recently, we are really getting a great flower show throughout the Pacific Northwest. While there are a ton of different beautiful bloomers out there this time of year, these are just a couple of our favorites but it’s a very small sampling of the plants you’ll see blooming this time of… Read more >

Plants For Your Late Fall Garden

November 13, 2015

Take time to look at the bright side. The rains have officially returned to the Pacific Northwest, and they’ve brought the overcast days with them. Even though the weather might be a little dreary, I keep reminding myself not to complain; a couple months ago we were experiencing a scorching drought!  If you look around your garden and find… Read more >

5 Drought Tolerant Plants in the Northwest

August 19, 2014

Over the course of the year you may feel like the Northwest gets enough rain to ensure any plant can survive. This summer, however, while you were visiting a local park or enjoying a drink outside in the sun you may have seen your normally lush plants go from green to tan. If watering your… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Astilbe

July 3, 2014

With this gorgeous weather we’ve had lately the respite of the shade is a refreshing change. Many of us here in the pacific northwest have lots of space for shade gardening. Between the cloudy days and the huge fir, hemlock and maple trees gardening in the shade can pose challenges. For bright spots of color… Read more >

Plants in Bloom: March Flowers

March 25, 2014

With our recent burst of sunshine during this first week of spring I decided to take a stroll through some local gardens.  The educational arboretum at Lake Washington Tech’s Horticulture Complex and the Bellevue Botanical Gardens.  Both are open to the public and free to visit.  There are so many flowers blooming in March that… Read more >