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Is There A Carnivorous Bog Garden In Your Future?

Of all of the wonderfully exotic species of plants on this globe we call home, carnivorous bog plants have got to be high on the list when it comes to weirdness. They absolutely look like they belong on some alien planet…

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Here Comes The Hostas

One of the many things I love about spring is the re-emergence of my favorite perennials. It is so satisfying to see them come back fresh, blemish free and often twice the size of the previous year. Nothing brings on this warm, fuzzy feeling more than the return of my hostas…

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It’s Time To Plant Peonies

Of all the wonderful different types of flowering plants that I simply have to have in my garden, peonies are always at the top of the list. They are a regal flower that feels very formal yet still “cottage garden-ish” to me…

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Establishing Clematis In The Garden

Some say “tomayto” and some say “tomahto”, some say “CLEMatis” and some say “CleMAtis”. I say, who cares! No matter how you pronounce it, Clematis are the absolute queen of all vines and everyone that gardens should find a way to work in as many varieties as possible into their yards….

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Flowering Crabapples You Can Fall In Love With

We are blessed with an extended parade of flowering trees in our northwest spring. Starting in February, we get to enjoy the flowering plums and flowering pears followed by all sorts of flowering cherries and several forms of magnolias. But as we move closer to the end of April, the pickings can get slim. Fortunately, […]

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These Aren’t Your Granny’s Rhodies

Rhododendrons are by far one of the most spectacular blooming shrubs for northwest gardens. They come in many colors and sizes, are usually evergreen, and for the most part are easy to grow. With proper selection, a person could actually have a rhodie blooming in their garden from February through June….

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It’s Time To Prune The Hydrangeas

Of all the classes that we offer here at the nursery, pruning is always the most popular. And, of all the different types of plants that need to be pruned, hydrangeas are probably the most confusing. Hopefully, I can help clear the air on how to properly prune these extremely popular shrubs….

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March Ramblings

There is nothing that gets my gardening juices flowing more than a string of dry days, a little blue sky, and the mercury flirting in the low 60’s. Such was the case last week and boy did I take advantage of it – this is often the case in March…

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