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The next chapter

July 13, 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to write this post. How much should I share, how much should I keep private? Who will read it? Who will care and who won’t? I don’t know the answers to any of those questions but here goes anyway. Life has a way of… Read more >

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Plant of the Month: Storm Cloud Lily of the Nile

July 2, 2019

Storm Cloud Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus x ‘Storm Cloud’) has clumps of lush green foliage that gets a reddish tinge in winter. Clusters of deep purple flowers sit atop thick green stems in summer. They stand out anywhere they’re placed in the garden and add a lot of interesting texture. They do best in… Read more >

What We’re Working On: June 2019

June 19, 2019

We’re staying plenty busy between the Snohomish pool, new designs, finishing up projects throughout the area, and 6 and 12 month walk-throughs for our clients. We finished up a project in Mukilteo which included a Fiberon composite deck, a Belgard paver patio, and flagstone steppers. This backyard project in Shoreline will include a Castohn Linear… Read more >

Garden Hack of the Month: Uses for Pool Noodles

June 19, 2019

As fun as pool noodles are in the pool or the lake, they’re actually quite useful throughout the garden as well. For delicate fruits and veggies like tomatoes or beans, you can use them as a cushy top on the cage for the vines and stems to rest on. Cut the pool noodle to the… Read more >

What is Dry Farming?

June 12, 2019

Dry farming, also known as dryland farming, is a type of farming where crops are grown without supplemental irrigation (some often refer to dry farming as farms that don’t use municipal water, as well). Dry farming techniques have been used for years and can be implemented at both large and small scales. In dry farming,… Read more >