Native Plants

Native Plants

Spring Visit To A Kent Landscape

I stopped in this spring to a landscape we did in Kent a couple years earlier. Boy, I’m glad I did. I couldn’t have chosen a better day. Even though the landscape was installed year’s earlier and I stop in on a somewhat regular basis when I’m driving by, I never saw the landscape at …

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Aster ‘Purple Dome’ Alternatives

I’ve long used Asters in our landscape designs to extend the garden season into fall. One of the most popular  Asters has to be Aster ‘Purple Dome’. It’s also a plant that continues to frustrate me. This a the common growth habit of Aster ‘Purple Dome’. Even with all those flower buds, it’s hard to …

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Native Plants

Native Plants

I’ll admit that I’m not a plant guru. I am a self proclaimed plant-a-holic. I’m always looking for new and under used plants that haven’t made it to the popular list. As a designer, I look at plants based on shape, texture, flower color, when they flower and for how long. With most plants, I …

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Favorite Native Plants

We are designing a landscape in Washington that has a lot of native plants. It made me start to think of the plants, native to the Northeast, that we rely on for their ability to withstand drought and ease of care. Below is a list of some of our must haves. Phlox stolonifera Phlox stolonifera …

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