Create space in the garden for winter blooms and color. Add foliage to light up and silhouette the grey Pacific Northwest Skies. Sasanqua Camellias brighten up winter days with showy flower during December and January. Season fragrances from Daphne and Dawn Viburnum fill the garden with aroma in late winter as textural shrubs and perennials […]
For the last two years I have been missing one of my favorite activities this time of year… wreath making at my favorite garden center! Before the pandemic, wreath making had become an annual ritual for our family – it was part of our holiday season festivities, and to a large part helped get us […]
When fall arrives, it always inspires me to nest. I search out new recipes, spend weekends cooking and baking, and then test my creations on my friends and family. There’s just something about the chill in the air and the early sunsets that encourage a hearty, home-cooked meal or sweet treat.
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit the historic home of the Royal Horticultural Society: RHS Garden Wisley. Like its northern counterpart RHS Harlow Carr which I have visited several times, it is jam-packed with inspiration for home gardeners and designers alike. Since I was visiting in May, that helped me narrow my…
Well, I think it is safe to say that our lovely, long-lasting summer is officially over. Between the nasty wind storm and few recent days of below freezing nights, it is time to get serious about putting the garden to bed. Here are a few tips to help your garden survive winter and come back […]
Because I am feeling inspired by the election and by this beautiful day, some musings on community and freedom: “The trees soon revealed startling secrets. I discovered that they are in a web of interdependence, linked by a system of underground channels, where they perceive and connect and relate with an ancient intricacy and wisdom […]
SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc, (https://bigtreesupply.com) a tree nursery and tree transplant company in the Seattle area, was contacted recently by a community in Stanwood, WA where a homeowner had cleared some large evergreen trees, including incorrectly clearing those on an adjacent park. A homeowner had taken it upon himself to clear large evergreens from […]