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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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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: Brent & Becky’s Bulbs

Galanthus elwesii     It is TOO HOT outside for gardening right now so use this time for ordering spring bulbs! Before supplies run out, NOW is the time to place your order with Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. Not only are Brent & Becky’s Bulbs extremely reputable suppliers but they also send the bulbs to […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: Learn about and LOVE Great Plant Picks

Each month, this section of the newsletter is devoted to helping you to learn more about a segment of the landscape industry. For your ongoing reference, these are also added to the blog. And this month, I’m thrilled to highlight one of the backbones of my design work; Great Plant Picks (GPP)! How many clients […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR CORNER: Saving Water Partnership

For this month’s Cross Pollinator Corner, gear up for the dry months to come and learn more about water conservation. Gardens ALIVE Design has always been proud to support proper watering techniques and landscape improvement approaches to decrease water use. Promoting the Saving Water Partnership offered from Seattle Public Utilities gives clients resources and support […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Save a Forgotten Equine aka S.A.F.E.

It may not be a surprise to you that Kirsten Lints, owner of Gardens ALIVE Design, enjoys being outside a lot – both for work and for play. On their rural property, she and her husband not only have 1 acre of gardens (work in progress) but also pasture and pens for steers, pigs, chickens […]

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