Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x 'acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') Drought Tolerant Plants

September 18, 2015

No rain, no problem… or not as big of a problem. I hope this summer has been treating you and your garden well, especially since we’ve finally been getting some rain! With the rain comes cooler temperatures, especially in the morning and at night. It’s a bit refreshing, isn’t it? Fall must be just around… Read more >

Part 2 – How to Cultivate Healthy Soil in Your Landscape

June 19, 2015

Happy soil, happy life. Hey, remember this post about the importance of healthy soil in your garden? Well now I’m going to tell you how to cultivate that soil. Remember: bad things happen when you treat soil like dirt. If we work alongside Mother Nature to create a balanced ecosystem in the soil of our… Read more >

Part 1 – The Importance of Healthy Soil in Your Garden

April 28, 2015

“Bad things happen when you treat soil like dirt.” -David McDonald, SPU After we attended a soil seminar hosted by Cedar Grove, these words were stuck in my head because they so perfectly summarize the importance of having healthy soil in your garden. “What? Healthy soil? Dirt is dirt, right?” Nope! Plants grow in many different environments around… 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 >

What to do with all those leaves?

November 18, 2014

Treasuring Fall’s Secret Riches It happens each and every year. The temperatures outside give us a break from summer, dip down pleasantly, and our trees and shrubs treat us to an amazing array of vibrant autumn colors. There’s nothing quite like enjoying that first fire in the fireplace while gazing out the windows at the… Read more >