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CROSS POLLINATOR: Ornamental Geo Formations

We all need to know people dedicated to their niche in the landscape industry! For this reason, I’d like to introduce you to Nathan of Ornamental Geo Formations LLC. He is a true craftsman taking pride, ability AND follow-through into his work world. His dedication and passion for crafting a product that is durable, purposeful […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: GOTH GARDENS

Here is a new one for you. For the lover of all things dramatic. For those with a longing for deep and mysterious spaces. For you, with your flair for unique approaches . . . Goth Gardens are a current trend that you can sink your teeth into. There are many beautiful plants that come in dark flowers, black leaves and even […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR’S CORNER: Flower & Garden Show 2024

Do you have giddy excitement this time of year in anticipation of the experience of stepping into a world filled with all of the garden goodies one could imagine at NW Flower and Garden Festival? Mark your calendars because this event certainly is a huge treat for us landscape lovers!  The sights, sounds and smells […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR’S CORNER: Color of the Year: Peach Fuzz

As always, Pantone continues to offer exciting and enticing momentum for not only for uses with color but also is a compass for living a better life.  From Pantone; “Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others.  It’s a velvety gentle peach, whose all-embracing spirit enriches heart, mind and soul.  An appealing peach […]

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CROSS POLINATOR’S CORNER: Garden Inside with Jungle Cat

Yep, the cold gets to many of us.  But we still need our plant fix!  My suggestion is to garden inside a bit more this season.  Stay in your slippers to snip and tidy leaves.  Water that pebble tray with a homemade latte in hand.  Enliven the senses and lift your spirits by adding a […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Holiday Stroll at Garden d’Lights

Needing an idea for a festive evening stroll? How about a destination for out of town guests? The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has been lighting up the night sky for almost 30 years at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. With thousands of volunteer hours, more than a half a million colored lights are woven into flora and fauna […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Out with Invasives!

(Cough, SNEEZE, sniffle) Have you heard these sounds while riding in a crowded elevator and realized that someone in there with you has a horrible cold? Then you notice they coughed into their hand and pushed a button with that same hand and then sneezed without covering. And you have 20 more floors to go […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Do You Dahlia?

Well, do you? It is nearing the end of summer and as the floral displays from perennials start to fade in your landscape, this is the moment of stardom for dahlias. They cherish these hot dry summer days (given they have had adequate watering) and burst forth with a encore of ‘fall out of your chair’ bloomerific […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: Need a Destination Idea for Summer Visitors?

When guests come to stay with us, I’m always thinking of favorite locations to take them that everyone will enjoy.  For the young and young at heart, for the walkers and strollers, for those that enjoy being inside and outside – the Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Seattle Center has something that everyone will […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: HEART OF THE HORSE Barn Party July 22, 2023

Before there were gardens and flowers and veggies. Before landscape design and school and family. Before Duvall, Peace Corps and the wheat farm. My earliest memories were of horses, farms and animals. As a toddler, I was told that I would beg my Dad to carry me, rain or shine, to feed the horses and let me sit […]

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