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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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 >

Fun New Plants for Spring

March 10, 2017

Recently, on a rare sunny day, we made a visit to one of our favorite nurseries, T & L, and seeing all the plants in bloom got us so excited for warmer weather and spring flowers. While there we also came across some great, new plants! Here’s a couple of our favorite new ones. Helleborus… Read more >

Pruning tips and timing: a Valentine’s Day Gift to your Garden!

February 14, 2014

There seem to be so many rules and tricks to pruning it’s easy to get overwhelmed and intimidated.  The reality is that, if pruning properly and thoughtfully, you can get the job done at many times during the year but when is best?   In western Washington most pruning should be done in February while plants… Read more >