Garden Color in Winter and Spring

Amend your existing garden with color The most successful garden designs incorporate and make the best of their settings. Amending an existing design with garden color requires a healthy dose of sensitivity to existing conditions, an eye for plant health, and the ability to capitalize on inherent strong points and dominant features that are already in […]

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Hot off the truck for mid-February!

It is true that our focus over here on the Scholls Ferry side hasn’t exactly been on plants lately, with everything going on. In January, we did our inventory, performed a major revamp of our store processes, designed three garden room vignettes that are now under construction, and took some well-earned time off. This week, […]

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Ingenuity and creativity in the neighborhood!

This past weekend, a gentleman in the neighborhood walked in to the store and bought four or five of our tillandsias. He told me he had quite a collection, and that he had cast one of them in brass. REALLY? By now, my interest was very much peaked, and I asked him to send me […]

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Marvelous mycorrhizae

A customer walked in the other day, and was quite distraught. Earlier in the spring, she had purchased a rose fertilizer developed by the Portland Rose Society from us. In the past, she had always bought the conventional form of it directly from the Society, but this time, she had bought the organic version, and […]

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Three favorite plants off the truck…

Plant your own sunshine if the spring rains don’t let up! Berberis s. ‘Nana compacta’ or Coral Barberry. Stunning, compact little shrub with tiny, evergreen leaves and eye-popping orange-yellow bells in spring. So cute! Will grow to about 18″ tall in full sun or part shade. Is hardy to Zone 5, and has average water […]

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Good Blueberry choices for the Pacific Northwest

Did you know that blueberries are related to Azaleas and Rhododendrons? No wonder then, that they grow as well as they do here in the Pacific Northwest. There are three categories of blueberries; Highbush, Lowbush, and a hybrid of the two – the so called Half-highs. For garden variety purposes, most of the breeding efforts […]

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Top trees for Portland landscaping

There are so many beautiful options when adding a tree to your yard. But there is a lot to consider; leaf color, bloom time, height, spread, and persistence. We want to help you choose what is best for you, so our landscape design team put together a list of top trees to consider when landscaping […]

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Water Hyacinth

It’s May and the water hyacinth is in! This great floating pond plant should be on every gardeners list of plants to have, whether you have a pond or not. These little plants will grow in any stagnant or slow moving water as long as they get at least 4 hour of sun a day. […]

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Our top picks for Portland landscaping flowers

Every Portland landscape has the potential to be a breathtaking scene of color and texture. Our climate allows for lush greens and bright colors to fill the yard all year long. We live in the GREAT Northwest! However for some, choosing which flowers to fill a yard can be a little overwhelming. The “problem” is […]

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Native Plants of the Northwest

The abundance and notably varied plant life is unique to the Pacific Northwest. It is only natural as gardeners that we would want to incorporate these wonders into our own gardens. When planting to add native plants to the garden please consider your local conditions of microclimate, soil, and vegetation to accommodate these temper-mental plants […]

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