How to Grow Roses in the Pacific Northwest
You and your rose soul-mates have found each other. Now what? How do you keep them happy and thriving in our maritime Pacific Northwest climate? Roses are not completely carefree, but with a few basic care guidelines, you can grow them successfully and enjoy their beauty for years to come.
The Perfect Houseplant for Your Astrological Sign
Ever wonder if there are cosmic links between your favorite houseplant and the stars above? Or perhaps you’re trying to find the right plant to give an astrology lover in your life? Read on to learn the basic care and facts for twelve common houseplants along with their perfect astrological matches.
Our Favorite Flowers For May
Is there anything more beautiful than a PNW garden in May? Although every month has its special beauty, the May garden is bursting with new foliage and blooms, filled with abundance and freshness, and with the promise of summer to come. Here are a few of our favorite garden plants for the month of May.
Peony Planting & Care in the Northwest
Who isn’t captivated with the lush blooms of the peony? We still get excited when peonies begin arriving! Alex LaVilla, our perennials buyer, has a few planting and care tips to help you be sure your peony is as happy and productive as it can be.
Our Favorite Plants for April
Spring is in the air and there are so many plants to choose from! It’s almost impossible to choose our favorites but we settled on ten (what will we do in May??) These plants epitomize spring, offering the best of spring blooms and fresh new foliage.
Our Favorite Early Spring Flowers
Early-blooming plants help brighten the gray, rainy days and remind us that warmer days are on the way. Here are a few of our favorites for the period we call “early spring” (February-late March). Some even bloom earlier in winter and well into April!
How to Start Seeds Indoors in 4 Easy Steps
Starting seeds indoors gives your vegetables, herbs, and flowers a head start so they can grow larger and have better (and longer) harvests or flowering periods. With a few basic supplies and a little patience, it’s easy and fun to start seeds indoors. As everyone knows, a little tending is good for the soul!
Winter Window Shopping: 3 Plants to Brighten Your View
Often, one of my first orders of business when designing a garden is to embellish the immediate surroundings of the house. Carefully selecting plants to enhance the view just outside of our windows can go a long way toward staving off the winter blues, and if those plants offer a bit of fragrance as we […]
6 Ways to Repurpose Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
The holidays are winding down and despite the desire to keep your beautifully-decorated Christmas tree as a centerpiece in your living room forever, at some point (sob!) it’s gotta go. Here are 6 ways to transform your tree into a critter-feeding-bird-sheltering-kid-entertaining-garden-mulching thing of wonder this year.
The Complete Holiday Gift Guide 2022
We search for the best gifts throughout the year so you can find the perfect something for the people you love. We’re always on the lookout for local artisans, companies that make a difference in the world, and items that tell a great story. Here are a few of our favorite gifts for 2022!