Midnight Marvel Mallow (Hibiscus x 'Midnight Marvel') Plant of the Month: Hibiscus

September 13, 2017

If you’re interested in fall color, you are certainly in the right place here in the Pacific Northwest. While we have so many choices between trees, shrubs, and groundcovers for great fall color, Hibiscus x ‘Midnight Marvel’ really stands out with its vibrant blooms and colorful foliage.   Hibiscus x ‘Midnight Marvel’ has a mounding… Read more >

Kaleidoscope Abelia (Abelia grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope') What’s Blooming Now: August

August 23, 2017

As the summer starts coming to a close, there are still many different plants blooming this month. This is just a small sampling of some of our favorites that can be seen this time of year. Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)– Coming in many different colors from pure white to bright pink, coneflowers really add a pop… Read more >

Silver Edged Variegated Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Walvera') Photo Courtesy of Monrovia Plant of the Month: Lavender

August 11, 2017

Did you know we’ve officially broken the record for most consecutive days without rain? It’s crazy to think that just this past winter/spring we also broke the record for most days with rain! In this dry, hot weather, nothing beats a cold glass of lemonade or a yummy ice cream cone. And you know what… Read more >

Snow Cap Sedge (Carex siderostricha ‘Snow Cap’) Photo Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials Designing with Ornamental Grasses

July 19, 2017

Ornamental grasses can provide year-round interest while being easy to maintain and incredibly versatile. In the spring and summer, ornamental grasses are bright and lush and in the fall and winter, provide texture and color. They come in all sizes from small, mounding groundcovers to 12 feet tall flowering grasses. Their range in color, texture,… Read more >

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Bowles Golden Sedge (Carex elata 'Bowles Golden') Plant of the Month: Carex

July 12, 2017

Carex, a grass-like sedge, is a wonderfully diverse group that provides year-round interest with its evergreen foliage and adds both texture and color to any garden. While they prefer moist, well-drained soil, some Carex can also tolerate drought like conditions in partial sun to shade once they’ve been established. In a dry shaded area, they… Read more >