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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...

How will my garden look right after it’s been planted (installed)?

So you have a landscape design and are waiting for the contractor or gardener to implement the plan. What will it look like once the...

Keeping your plants in bloom all summer

The end of summer is around the corner, but this is still one of the most common questions we get throughout the year: “How can...

Daphne odora

Even if you don’t know Daphne, you probably know Daphne If you think late winter and early spring have a distinct smell in the Pacific...

Enjoy the Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

One of my favorite things about owning Spirit Garden Design is that I get to be outside a lot of the time! Whether I’m evaluating...

Garden Design Qualities To Tempt The Senses: Beauty & Texture, Sound, Fragrance, Taste

When we think of gardens, often the first thing we think of is beauty.  Beautiful flowers, textures and foliage woven together to form a beautiful...

Seattle Backyard Creates Community

  Through the garden trellis     The landlord of this multi-unit property wanted to create an inviting outdoor community space...

It’s December, what can I do in the garden?

If you're looking for an excuse to be outside on a rare sunny or dry December day in Seattle, here are some things you can...