Beneficial Insects!

Beneficial Insects!

We all have to deal with pests in our gardens from time to time.  The question is, what remedies will we reach for?  Picking up a can of insecticide has personal and environmental risks, and therefore we often look  for a less toxic solution.  In addition, many pests...
Meet Jude! Our new Landscape Designer!

Meet Jude! Our new Landscape Designer!

Still relatively new to Oregon, Jude and her family relocated to the PNW from the San Francisco Bay Area a couple years ago. Jude, who grew up in an agricultural area of rural England, got her start taking horticulture classes at San Francisco City College, and very...
Grow PNW Native Plants!

Grow PNW Native Plants!

There are numerous great reasons why planting and integrating PNW NATIVE PLANTS has become an increasingly popular and effective choice when looking for ways to make our landscapes and communities more sustainable.   NATIVE PLANTS CREATE A NATURAL HABITAT By...
Mason Bees! Amazing Native Spring Pollinators

Mason Bees! Amazing Native Spring Pollinators

The Blue Orchard mason bee, Osmia lignaria, is a docile bee native to the Pacific Northwest. Of the 4,000 bee species native to North America, mason bees, also known as solitary bees, are among the easiest to raise, while also being gentle and amazing pollinators....
Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus

For elegant and unique, long-lasting blooms in the winter landscape, it’s all about Hellebore! Also known as Lenten rose, Snow Rose, and Easter Rose, Hellebores have become an early-blooming perennial favorite among many for good reason. This hardy evergreen perennial...