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Garden Design: Mimicking Nature

I’m a firm believer that gardens should be experienced – not just observed. They should invite exploration and contemplation, pique our curiosity in some way. On my recent trip to the Hudson River Valley, I visited three public gardens that really spoke to me because they achieved this so well and did so, not by…

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Overcome the “Dead of Winter” in your Garden

As we enter another year, I am excited to see what 2024 brings for all of us gardeners.  New plant flavors to salivate over, new tools to make our lives easier, and new practices to learn and implement in our landscapes.  The cycle in the garden starts once again, often acting as…

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Camellias – Types & Great Varieties at Sky for 2024

The camellia is the acknowledged queen of Seattle’s winter gardens. Camellias can grow into regal and commanding twenty-foot shrubs if you give them the room and time, or you can keep many varieties in containers or constrained spaces as a more modest accent plant. Their glossy evergreen foliage is attractive year-round in the landscape, but… […]

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New Rose Varieties – 2024

Looking to buy a rose from Sky Nursery? Once a year in February, we receive HUGE deliveries of over 300 rose varieties, including David Austin, Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Shrub, Climbing roses – and more! This year, we have several exciting varieties we haven’t carried before, some new to the industry and others new to… […]

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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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Prepping your garden for a freeze

As winter descends upon us, gardeners know that a little extra care can go a long way in ensuring the health and vibrancy of their beloved plants come spring. In this guide, we’ll explore essential tips and feature some fantastic products to help you prepare your garden for the freeze.

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Winter Food for Hummingbirds in the PNW

Winter Hummingbird Food and Plant Options for the Pacific Northwest As gardeners in the Pacific Northwest, we know firsthand how important it is to provide food and shelter for our beloved hummingbirds during the winter months. These tiny birds are a joy to watch as they flit from flower to flower, and we can do […]

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We're Over The Hump

December 21st is what we officially refer to as the Winter Solstice.  This day has the ignominious distinction of being the shortest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere).  Of course, while every day is essentially the same length (24 hours the last time I checked) the 21st has…

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Trees Can Make You Happier

By Nancy Penrose I love trees and have been helping people add them to their landscapes in the greater Seattle area for 24 years. Indeed, trees play a crucial role in our lives through various means. Their primary function involves producing the oxygen essential for our breathing while absorbing carbon dioxide. However, some scientific studies […]

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