Impatiens omeiana

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Commonly known as hardy impatiens, I refer to it as the one that got away.  If you keep up with our blog, then you know we passed on it at the Bloedel Reserve’s annual plant sale earlier this year.  Seeing it in the landscape surrounding the water feature at Savage Plants nursery, mature and thriving […]

Garden Art

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We often come across garden art that’s too cute, too country, or just plain tacky.  But we were tickled pink when we spotted these at Savage Plants in Kingston.  These non-edible ‘shrooms made of copper are fun and whimsical, and will surely be a welcome surprise to visitors of your garden. Leave a comment below […]

Hostas vs Slugs Pt 1

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Last year we created garden beds at the entrance of our home.  It was about time; before doing so, you would have never guessed that landscapers lived here!  Thanks to a very large maple tree, the area gets a ton of shade, and so we planted a variety of hostas among other shade loving plants […]

Bloedel Reserve’s Annual Plant Sale

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Colby and I walked the grounds at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island for the first time last summer, and we loved it the moment we set forth on the trail.  The Bloedel Reserve is 150 acres of forested and landscaped goodness, and simply being there melts stress away.  So when we heard about their […]

2013 NWFGS Show Gardens


2013’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show was truly spectacular.  We allowed ourselves two full days to take in the awesome show gardens, informative seminars, and meet vendors in the marketplace.  It was such an inspiring experience that we’re already excited for next year! For those of you who couldn’t make it to the event, here […]

Flowers at Bainbridge Gardens

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We love seeing our Facebook stream flooded with photos of flowers and plants.  For us, flower pics never get old!  Recently, Bainbridge Gardens has been a repeat offender, continuously posting pictures of new merchandise.  Here’s a little taste of what they currently have available… Want to see more of what they have to offer?  Check […]

2013 NW Flower & Garden Show

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Colby and I are starting to get excited for the upcoming Northwest Flower & Garden Show, which takes place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle in February.  From the 20th – 24th, attendees will be inspired by – amongst other show offerings – six acres of spectacular Show Gardens created by highly esteemed local […]

How To Plant

Best practices often bring us back to basics.  In this video, Colby guides viewers through the process of planting a small to medium-sized plant. This landscaping project in Bremerton included the installation of an exposed aggregate walkway with steps, new topsoil, plants and bark. Winter’s a great time to begin planning and budgeting.  Even if […]

Shade Garden Plant Companions

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Every gardener loves it when two plants are planted next to one another without a lot of fuss, then lo and behold, what results is a pairing made in plant heaven.  That’s how we felt when we visited a landscape that we installed a year ago, and saw how well Saxifraga ‘London Pride’ (aureopunctata) complemented […]

Fall Plant Sale

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Savage Plants in Kingston is having their annual fall sale now through October 22nd.  Plant lovers, this is not to be missed.  Their selection and display are first class, and everything except consignment items are 35% off!  We were there last Saturday and picked up these gems. Happy fall planting! — Thanks for reading our […]

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