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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...

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...

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...

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...

Fragrant 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...