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Fall Garden Cleanup

September 20, 2017

When the weather starts to change and the leaves start to fall, many of us want to get out into our gardens to tidy things up before the rain and snow come back in full force. But, even though this list may look daunting, it actually can be done quite quickly without much pruning or… Read more >

Midnight Marvel Mallow (Hibiscus x 'Midnight Marvel') Plant of the Month: Hibiscus

September 13, 2017

If you’re interested in fall color, you are certainly in the right place here in the Pacific Northwest. While we have so many choices between trees, shrubs, and groundcovers for great fall color, Hibiscus x ‘Midnight Marvel’ really stands out with its vibrant blooms and colorful foliage.   Hibiscus x ‘Midnight Marvel’ has a mounding… Read more >

Weeping Alaskan False Cypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Green Arrow') Photo Courtesy of The Tree Center Small Trees – Big Interest

September 8, 2017

If you have a smaller yard to work with but want to add in some height with trees, it can be tough to find ones that won’t outgrow their space and take over. There are many deciduous and evergreen trees to choose from that will stay small, but still provided plenty of year round interest… Read more >

Brass Buttons (Leptinella squalida) Best Lawn Alternatives

September 6, 2017

Whether you want to reduce the amount of lawn you currently have or you just don’t like lawn altogether, there are plenty of lawn alternatives available to use that can also help you save on watering and cut down on maintenance. Groundcovers: Quick spreading groundcovers are a great option if you’re looking for really low… Read more >

Bluestone Flagstone Patio and Crushed Stone Pathways and Fire Pit Seating Area Landscape Design: More Than Just Plants

August 25, 2017

Plants play a very important role in any garden but there is much more to a well-designed garden than just plants. The design of any garden or landscape starts with the structure and hardscape. Landscape design is an art that involves the use of a very wide range of mediums beyond just plants, like: concrete,… Read more >