Water Wise Gardening

March 29, 2019

Although we’re in the middle of our rainy season, the summer will soon be here which means hot weather and dry conditions. Drought tolerant plants are a biggie in water wise gardening, but so is mulching, watering, and the soil you use along with many other factors. By implementing just a few of these changes… Read more >

Plants for Hummingbirds

March 19, 2019

If you have a hummingbird feeder, chances are it has some kind of red on it and that’s not by coincidence. The color red, along with other bright colors, is a favorite among hummingbirds because it helps them find the tastiest nectar. If you’re wanting to attract hummingbirds to your garden, these plants will do… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Deer Fern

March 14, 2019

Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant) is an evergreen fern which is native to our area. It’s one of those immediately recognizable plants in our area due to its upward growing, reddish tinged fronds and black stems this time of year. It actually has 2 different kinds of fronds; the reproductive fronds, which are deciduous, and the… Read more >

Alternatives to High Maintenance Plants

February 26, 2019

High maintenance plants can cause many problems in your garden from growing too big for their space, taking over structures, pruning nightmares, and a lot of messes and hassle that make people frustrated and tired of spending day after day in the garden instead of enjoying it. But, if your goal is a gorgeous garden,… Read more >

What We’re Working On: February 2019

February 22, 2019

The snow might have slowed construction down a little, but we’re getting going again now that it’s started to melt and we’re still busy with design work, as always. The concept designs below are for a client in Snohomish. Getting started on boulder placement and new Montana flagstone patio going in, in Kirkland. Working on… Read more >