New Plants for 2015!

February 6, 2015

As busy as we are, it’s always important to make time for fun and educational field trips! We attended the T&L Nursery open house on a beautiful foggy, yet sunny Friday. T&L is one of our favorite nurseries to get perennials and grasses from because they use responsible growing practices and produce gorgeous, healthy plants…. Read more >

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' Our top 10 favorite all season plants for small gardens in the Pacific Northwest

February 20, 2014

February is not the prime time for most gardens.  We’ve talked recently about some great plants with winter interest, and while we stand by our love for the winter gardens, some gardens just don’t have enough space to warrant having plants that only look great in only one, or even two, seasons. In small gardens… Read more >

Cultivating a love for the winter garden

February 9, 2014

Winter is a time when most people stay out of their gardens.  Hiding away inside the warmth of our homes we miss out on the opportunity to discover the beauty of the winter garden. Accepting the browns and greens that wash over us this time of year and longingly waiting for a daffodil or crocus… Read more >

Winter Bark: Five Shrubs Sure to Catch Your Eye on a Grey Day in Seattle

November 18, 2013

It’s true, when we think of color and interest in the garden the first thing to come to mind is usually flowers, followed by foliage.  So what do we do in the winter months when our flowers have fizzled and our foliage has folded. Following is a selection of five shrubs sure to catch your eye… Read more >

Winter Color: Creative Ways to Add a Splash of Color During the Grey Months of Winter

November 11, 2013

It’s November in the Pacific Northwest and our annual fall show of vibrant oranges, electric yellows and luscious reds is almost over.  In other words… we’re entering those dreaded gray months – ‘sigh’.  And today was no exception, overcast, chilly and wet.  Here’s a sad picture of my backyard as proof (and yes, the one… Read more >