Rain, Rain, Rain. Excess Rainwater and Design

Rainwater Design Elements Design elements that work with excess rainwater instead of against it. In the Pacific Northwest, it rains; everyone knows this. So far, 2017 is especially wet and dreary, and those few peaks of sunlight feel like a lifeline to warmer and brighter times. But before we all move on to flowers, long […]

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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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And so it begins – a whole new Holiday Season at Drake’s! 

As the days got shorter and darker, we clad the trees along the bike lane and road with lights. It used to be awfully dark, but no more. Consider it our gift to the community. 🙂 We draped garland along our fence,  and decorated the fence posts. We made wreaths… …. and planters. We rigged up […]

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Winter Vegetables

Cold Crops or Cole Crops? What’s the difference? Well, lets just say that the terms have become interchangeable over time. Cold crops refer to vegetables that can be grown in cooler weather or climates while Cole crops are any vegetable in the mustard or cruciferae family, most of which happen to grow well in cooler […]

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