5 Colorful Shrubs for Winter

November 12, 2018

While many plants shine in spring, summer, or fall, these 5 colorful evergreen shrubs will hold their own throughout winter and every other season. Scarletta Fetterbush (Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Zeblid’)– Scarlet-purple leaves pop out of this evergreen, shiny deep-green shrub in spring and has bronze-red fall coloring. In winter the foliage has tinges of bronze-red making… Read more >

Mount Vernon Laurel Good groundcovers: 10 groundcovers that won’t overtake your garden

August 16, 2016

We strongly believe in the benefits of mulching your garden. Whether you use wood chips or composted mulch, there are huge benefits to covering and protecting your soil. But what’s even better than mulch? Living mulch! Groundcovers are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also provide many of the same benefits of mulch for your garden…. Read more >

What’s wrong with my Heuchera?

June 24, 2016

Heucheras have become a staple of garden and container designs across the Pacific Northwest. Caramel, plum and lime foliage that provides year round interest just can’t be beat. One of our favorite things about their foliage is the way it can change with the seasons. Cool fall and winter weather bring on rich saturated colors,… Read more >

Plants For Your Late Fall Garden

November 13, 2015

Take time to look at the bright side. The rains have officially returned to the Pacific Northwest, and they’ve brought the overcast days with them. Even though the weather might be a little dreary, I keep reminding myself not to complain; a couple months ago we were experiencing a scorching drought!  If you look around your garden and find… Read more >

April Plant of the Month – Pieris japonica

April 16, 2015

We love plants that provide year round interest, and Pieris japonica is one of them! If you’ve been out enjoying this beautiful Northwest weather, you may have noticed this shrub blooming in shades of white, pink, or fuchsia. Commonly known as Lily of the Valley Shrub, it produces long strands of adorable little bell-shaped flowers… Read more >