Plant of the Month: Polystichum species

November 15, 2019

This group of evergreen ferns includes our native Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum), Japanese Tassel Fern (Polystichum polyblepharum), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), and the Hard Shield (Polystichum aculeatum) and Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum setiferum) along with quite a few others. They look best if the fronds are cut back in late winter to reveal the intricate… 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 >

Understory Plants

August 27, 2019

Planting underneath trees can get tricky and depends on how much shade the tree provides along with how moist the soil is. If you’ve ever looked under a well-established oak or maple, you might have noticed that the ground is bare of any plant material. Most lawn usually can’t survive under a tree because of… Read more >

What We’re Working On: August 2019

August 22, 2019

August has been a big month for projects this year. We currently have 5 projects being installed with 3 of them coming to an end this week and next. We’ll also have 2-3 more projects starting up in September/October. Our project in Tulalip wrapped up on the 20th and included plenty of new plantings along… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Rudbeckia

August 9, 2019

Of all the planting plans that we’ve used Rudbeckia on, I can’t believe we haven’t included this one in our Plant of the Month lineup! Rudbeckias are herbaceous perennials with daisy like flowers that come in shades of yellow, red, and orange. They’re great for waterwise gardens as they handle periods of drought well and… Read more >