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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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CROSS POLLINATOR: JR’s EXCAVATING

Hello Spring, Our names are Jerry and Rachel we own a small local construction business named JR’s Excavating. My husband has been in construction since he was a little guy working with his dad doing foundations. After Jerry graduated, he went into excavation work, he was working for bigger companies that do land prep for […]

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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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