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CROSS POLLINATOR: DeJong’s Fertil Mulch!

 Landscaping Products | Redmond, WA (dejongss.com) Gardens ALIVE Design actively encourages the use of Fertil-Mulch® after planting primarily because it has the highest nutrient analysis when test results are compared from several mulch suppliers. Not only does it suppress weeds, but also evenly feeds the soil and in turn helps those newly installed plants to thrive. Fertil-Mulch® also keeps […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: House Plants

Welcome to my other love: houseplants! Yes, I have quite a selection and cherish the impact they make on our home. I have one low, flat collection on the center of island, a grouping of 3 in the living room, 1 on the edge of my bathtub, and a special one for inspiration on my […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Elizabeth C. Miller Library at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Elizabeth C. Miller Library at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture What a gift to have excellent resources and reliable advice at ourgardening fingertips. Did you know that the Miller Library can help youwith gardening questions, locating a garden related book and even has alist of fun ‘Quirky Questions’? Find all your questions answered and […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Washington Pottery

Adding quality containers to your landscape reminds me of a beautifully set Thanksgiving table. This upgrade to the landscape adds a WOW factor and places emphasis on the exclamation point of landscape improvements! Placed at the home entry, containers welcome guests with pride. At the edge of a back patio, containers assist with the transition […]

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Cross Pollinator’s Corner: Utility Tree Certificate

Did you know that if trees are removed under your power lines that you may be given a certificate to get a new, more size appropriate tree?  The service is brought to you by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA) in conjunction with many utility districts and cooperating nurseries. To encourage their customers […]

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Cross Pollinator’s Corner: BRITESCAPE

“It has been a pleasure to get to know the Britescape team over the past few years. Because of their attention to detail, extremely helpful and responsive abilities and that they are ALL just incredibly kind people, it is for this reason that I’d like to showcase their abilities to you in this Cross Pollinator’s Corner. Please […]

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Cross-Pollinator: 2019 WSNLA Pioneer Award, Steven Crick, Pacific Coast Nursery

Steve began his career working for father in law, Martin Holmason, at Pacific Coast Nursery, on February 1, 1957 at the Portland, Oregon location. During this time, he served on the board of the Rose City chapter for Oregon Association of Nurseries. In 1966, Steve took over management of the Sunnyside branch of the nursery. […]

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Safely Providing Gardening Services to My Clients during COVID-19

I’m hopeful that you and yours continue to be happy and healthy during this challenging time. It has been quite a few months and I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association and how proud I am of their clarifying language that has been sent to members, the […]

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Cross Pollinator – by Smitha Navda

Hello Everyone: My name is Smitha Navda, and I’ve been working as a landscape designer with Kirsten for over 3 years now. It gives me great pleasure to talk about myself and my landscaping company – “Rooted in Landscape” on Kirsten’s website. I have a degree in Landscape Architecture from Center for Environmental Planning & […]

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