How to Choose the Right Fire Pit

August 2, 2017

With these warm summer nights, many of us want to get outside as much as possible before the rainy weather sets back in. And what better way to enjoy your garden than with friends and family sitting by a fire and roasting some marshmallows. We can’t think of a better way to spend our summer!… 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 >

Fireplace or Fire Pit ?

June 7, 2014

As the days get warmer so do the nights and the garden draws us outside later in the day. What better way to enjoy your garden than to gather around the fire with friends. S’mores anyone? People naturally gather around fire. Creating a gathering space defines an area as an outdoor room. Both fire pits… Read more >

10 great flowering trees

May 6, 2014

I believe that every plant should holds its own in more than one season.  In small gardens you need your plants to do double duty. Why have just another tree when you could have a tree that flowers and has cool bark, great fall color or edible fruit? Don’t settle, get more out of your… Read more >

Plant of the month: Shindeshojo Japanese Maple

May 1, 2014

Everyone seems to love Japanese Maples.  From the twisting and turning branches of the weeping forms to the diverse leaf shapes and colors in the upright forms, there is so much to love.  It seems that no matter your need or desire there is likely a maple to fit. We have so many favorite Japanese… Read more >