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What We’re Working On: October 2019

October 31, 2019

We started and finished a front entry just up the street from our studio in Snohomish. Just waiting for the custom railing and it’ll be fully completed! We also started a new project in Edmonds which wrapped up this week as well. The project has a Belgard Urbana paver patio and walkway, bluestone flagstone steppers,… Read more >

Deer Resistant Gardens (Interview + Book Giveaway!)

October 25, 2019

If you’ve ever had a garden, whether ornamental or edible, you’ve probably seen a deer or 2 or 5 come through your garden and chomp away at plants. This can be incredibly frustrating especially knowing how expensive plants are and how much work you put into helping your garden grow and thrive. We talked with… Read more >

How to Dry Herbs

October 23, 2019

With the weather getting colder, you might be wondering what to do with all of your herbs sitting outside. Drying herbs not only saves them from frost, but also ensures you’ll have plenty of seasonings for your winter meals without having to run to the store. Drying herbs also concentrates the flavors so you’ll need… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Fothergilla

October 18, 2019

If you’re looking for a multi-season stunner that packs a colorful punch in fall, Fothergilla is a great option for you. Fothergilla is a deciduous, compact, mounding shrub that works well as hedges or in shrub borders. In spring, it has fragrant white bottlebrush-like flowers that cover the entire shrub. The blooms are followed by… Read more >

Creepy Plants for Halloween

October 2, 2019

While there’s plenty of pumpkins and scarecrows to decorate with, the right plants can also add a spooky touch to your Halloween decorations. Take a look at these interesting plants. Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’)- This evergreen ornamental grass has purple/black grass-like foliage which clumps and spreads slowly. Small purple flowers emerge in spring… Read more >