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 >

How to Care for Peonies in the Fall

October 4, 2018

Peonies offer some of the best fragrant flowers in the garden and for flower arrangements. These tips will get your herbaceous peonies ready for fall and winter so they can have the best start in the spring. Once the foliage starts to turn yellow and die back, use clean pruners to remove all of the… Read more >

Playscapes: Landscape Elements for Children

August 3, 2018

Growing up I was lucky enough to have parents who encouraged me to play outside whenever I could and let me get dirty when I wanted to (and didn’t let me have a cell phone until I was 18, so that may have contributed to my amount of outside time). My summers were spent riding… Read more >

Dahlia akita Top 10 Plants for Cut Flower Arrangements

January 19, 2018

With the Northwest Flower and Garden Show (February 7th-11th) coming up and Valentine’s Day, as well, pretty flower arrangements are on many people’s minds and they look so lovely in contrast to this gray, rainy weather. If you’re thinking of starting or adding to your cutting garden, these plants are great options and look beautiful in… Read more >