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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: Pest and Disease Diagnosis Assistance

Knowing that plant pests and diseases are feared words in the horticultural world but it is something that we MUST talk about. Unwanted issues do happen even to the most pest and disease-resistant plants and with new invasives arriving, it is best to have a plan of action for when something looks funny (not funny […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: Garden Get Away to Willows Lodge

All pictures courtesy of willowslodge.com Who doesn’t need a getaway? Make it a more than an ordinary eve away and enjoy everything that Willows Lodge has to offer. From beautiful accommodations to excellent dining to the spaaaaaa (ahhh!) you will soak in all of the refresh and recharge that Willows has to offer. And then […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: PlantAmnesty vows to end Crimes Against Nature

Being a Master Pruner and certified by Plant Amnesty has been a source of pure enjoyment in my working world. Not only were the classes a ton of fun but also super interesting both from my botanical understanding but also affirmed my innate knowledge of plant health. The reason that it isn’t advertised that I […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Summer House

Before the weather turns warm again and we return to wining and dining outside, plan your patio now! And there is no better place to begin your new outdoor furniture adventure than Summer House. “Your search for quality patio furniture with excellent customer service is over! Summer House is proud to offer only the finest […]

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WHATS NEW: JANUARY Color of the Year: Very Peri

From Pantone: Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity that animates our creative spirit, inquisitive and intriguing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri helps us to embrace this altered landscape of possibilities, opening us up to a new vision as we rewrite our lives. Rekindling gratitude for some of the qualities that blue represents complemented by […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: Pete’s Sharpening Service

After your fall pruning has been completed, it is a great time of year to maintain your tools. A fabulous resource that I’d like to share with you is a local gentleman in the Duvall area. Pete of Pete’s Sharpening Service has a booth at our Duvall Farmer’s Market, which is where I first met […]

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Cross Pollinator’s Corner: Best Landscaping Services in Seattle 2021

    CONGRATULATIONS to my friends in the Landscape Industry! And to Gardens ALIVE Design! Surprised! Honored! Agreed! In working alongside and knowing many of the great companies on this list, it is with confidence to share that this award goes out to reliable and reputable Green Industry companies. The selection criteria were based on […]

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Cross Pollinator’s Corner: Watering Smarter

One of the many reasons that I enjoy being a part of professional organizations, is that I am part of a collective, positive force within the landscape industry and can further help my clients. I am proud that WSNLA is proactively assisting homeowners and professionals with the knowledge and skill to help with watering landscapes […]

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