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 >

How do I improve the drainage in my yard?

April 3, 2015

Spring is so beautiful in the Northwest. As we watch our gardens awaken for spring we also welcome spring rains and Northwest drainage issues become much more evident. Storms become more frequent and the lower temperatures aren’t very conducive for evaporation. Areas with poor drainage struggle to recover after each storm. Proper drainage is very important in… Read more >

It’s time to change out your containers!

November 11, 2014

I was recently having a conversation with someone who said that there was no point in planting containers now since we are approaching winter… What?!? I had to bite my tongue. Because as I see it winter is the time we need the most color. In summer bountiful plants and color surround us, but in… Read more >

Plant of the month: Shindeshojo Japanese Maple

May 1, 2014

Everyone seems to love Japanese Maples.  From the twisting and turning branches of the weeping forms to the diverse leaf shapes and colors in the upright forms, there is so much to love.  It seems that no matter your need or desire there is likely a maple to fit. We have so many favorite Japanese… Read more >

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Garden Lover that Give Back

December 13, 2013

Yes, it’s holiday gift giving time already.  Are you feeling stumped when trying to come up with a thoughtful and unique gift for your garden loving friend?  Why not give a gift that “gives back”?  We here at Sublime Garden Design thought it would be a great idea to come up with a list of… Read more >