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WHEN YOU CAN’T PLANT, PLAN!

What else are you going to do when it’s cold, wet, rainy—and snowy—in January? This is the perfect time to pour your favorite hot beverage,...
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Adventures in Holiday Décor: The Spray-Painted Holly Horror

Years ago in my neighborhood, before the developers moved in, the lot next to our townhome was vacant—and it was dotted with multiple volunteer holly...
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It’s time to plant your spring bulbs!

In the Northwest, bulbs prefer to be planted in November and December—and since November has already passed us by (how did that happen?), the time to...
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From Gravel to Great

We can talk all we want about thoughtful garden design, but the proof is in the results! That’s why we like to revisit projects from...
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Grass to Garden

We can talk all we want about thoughtful garden design, but the proof is in the results! That’s why we like to revisit projects from...
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What is mulching? Why is it important for your garden?

“Mulching” is simply laying a top dressing of partially decomposed bark mulch, fine bark mulch, or arborist chips to your garden beds. (My favorite is...
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Rhodies need fall watering!

Have your rhododendrons (aka “rhodies”) stopped blooming lately? Do the buds fall off without opening, or are there fewer of them? The reason could be...
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How will my garden look right after it’s been planted (installed)?

Right After Planting So you have a landscape design and are waiting for the contractor or gardener to implement the plan....