As we near the end of August it is becoming apparent in my garden that the fall season is fast approaching, despite the fact that as I write this (the week of August 14th) it is still very much summer with temps in the low 90’s. Yes, it is still hot with lots of sunshine, […]
It is really hot this week. Don’t forget to water your lawn! Good watering practices are key to a healthy lawn that will naturally resist weeds, moss and insect pests. Bottom line: water your lawn slowly and deeply from May to October. Your lawn needs one to two inches of water per week, depending on site, […]
Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your green thumb and love for gardening. Container gardening provides a fantastic solution for apartment dwellers, allowing you to bring the joys of gardening to your doorstep or even your building’s rooftop. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, these tips will help […]
It’s funny how the meaning of some words can change over time. In a garden setting, having a “diverse” collection of plants is generally a good thing. One could say that the gardener embraces “diversity”. Likewise, if that same gardener “includes” many different genera in the landscape, you could state that the gardener embraces “inclusivity”. […]
By Nancy Penrose Back in 2020 we published an article listing 10 great trees for fall colors. Now that we’re coming up on the end of summer, we thought we’d list out 9 more great trees to enhance the color of your landscape this fall. 1. Autumn Blaze Maple The Autumn Blaze maple has brilliant […]
I’m sure our giant green coach caused a few raised eyebrows as it pulled into the narrow residential street in Chelmsford, England. But homeowner Sheila Chapman took it all in her stride as she warmly welcomed our tour group to her pint-sized garden with a smile. Sheila is a well-known Royal Horticultural Society gold medal-winning…
The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is an annual event that celebrates the artistry and creativity of horticulture. This year, West Seattle Nursery stole the spotlight and won the prestigious Founder’s Cup for their extraordinary display garden, aptly named “Shaded from Reality.” Let’s explore the captivating details of this award-winning creation, which served as an […]
If your garden is anything like mine, then you are probably busy watering, staking, checking for bugs and diseases, harvesting veggies and fruits and bouquets of flowers, and planting – at least those are the things that we all should be doing in August if we want to call ourselves gardeners. I don’t think anyone […]
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The Pacific Northwest may be famous for its rainy climate, but those of us who live here know that we also experience dry summers. By choosing to plant drought-tolerant trees and shrubs, you can reduce water use and create lower-maintenance gardens. Here are 19 of our favorite drought-tolerant trees and shrubs for the Pacific Northwest.