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Our Top 7 Plant Picks for October

If we’re lucky, October days are crisp and sunny with just enough rainfall to keep everything green and thriving. No matter what the weather, fall color is at its peak this month. Although most of the summer annuals have stopped blooming, stunning foliage takes their place and keeps color in the garden with warm yellows […]

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Planting Fall Cover Crops

With the advent of September and autumn, the cooler nights are a time to give yourself a brief respite after the summer and refresh your vegetable garden with a cover crop. Cover crops, also called green manure, are very beneficial to the “tilth” (structure, or physical suitability for planting) of your soil. Sown in the […]

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Fall Sale Favorites Part 2: Perennials

All year round, our plant buyers seek out the most beautiful and interesting plants from our local growers. They bring in lots of fresh plants for our Fall Sale so you can keep your garden looking beautiful and find great savings. Our perennials department is filled with fall- and winter-blooming plants right now so we […]

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Fall Sale Favorites Part 1: Trees & Shrubs

All year round, our plant buyers seek out the most beautiful and interesting plants from our local growers. They bring in lots of fresh plants for our Fall Sale, through October 4th, 2020. Some have unique fall and winter interest and others can be planted now for rewards next spring and summer. All of them […]

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Our 9 Favorite Plants for Fall

Early Fall is one of the loveliest times in the Pacific Northwest garden, as foliage begins to show spectacular color, fall flowers bloom, and certain summer plants just keep right on performing until frost. We wanted to share some of our favorite plants for a gorgeous fall garden.

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The Root Of Everything: Soils, Amendments & Mulches

Soil really is at the root of everything in the garden. Without healthy soil, plants will not thrive. Period. Whether you are planting in containers or directly into the garden, the use of specific soils, amendments, and mulches will have immediate and lasting benefits! Here are a few of our favorite soils, amendments, and mulches, […]

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How to Plant Trees & Shrubs

Now that you’ve picked out some gorgeous plants to begin your escapade into the Mysterious World of Gardening, the first big question arises: “How do I properly plant these to give them a good, healthy start?” The steps described here focus on planting trees and shrubs, but are essentially the same for anything being planted […]

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Alex LaVilla’s Must-Have Plants for Late August & September

Late summer can be the best time for sitting in the garden and enjoying the fruits of your spring labors. Keeping this in mind, I have structured my own garden to always have something blooming in August and September. Here are some of my must-have plants for blooms in late summer and into fall.

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Creative Screening For Privacy

Everyone likes a little privacy. We want to feel like at least some part of our garden is a private oasis, a place where we can go to relax and leave the cares of the world behind. That doesn’t necessarily mean building a fortress of walls around your yard. In fact, there are many creative […]

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