Category Archives: Garden tips

Landscaping with rocks in Seattle gardens

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Expert Tips for Seattle Gardeners

We were very pleased to be included in this edition of Seattle Met Magazine: Expert Tips for Seattle Gardeners 21 local plant and landscape experts share their green-thumb and design secrets. Published May 1, 2014 By Angela Cabotaje Remember the … Continue reading

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Landscaping is for the birds in Seattle

I never set out to create a garden that would attract birds.  I created a garden for my enjoyment and it turns out that birds have been flocking to it for years.  Here is what I’ve learned about making a … Continue reading

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Seattle newspaper features Northwest Botanicals, Inc.

It was a great honor and pleasure to be interviewed by Seattle’s Soy Source newspaper. They wanted our advice about using native plants in the gardens that we design and maintain. While we use some Pacific Northwest native plants regularly, we … Continue reading

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The joy of foliage (and flowers) in Seattle

Spring foliage is a tranquil tapestry of greens and purples The soft growth of new foliage highlights the path into the garden Green is Mother Nature’s favorite color Akebia is an easy to grow vine with attractive foliage The Akebia flowers are striking … Continue reading

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Winter Gardens in Seattle

A well designed Seattle garden includes plants for all seasons. Winter’s starkness gives a new appreciation for flowers and shapes highlighted against the snow or gray skies.

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Solution for a soggy Seattle lawn

A soggy lawn by the tool shed was torn up by the wheels of the lawn mower. Our design elminated that section of lawn and gave the space a clean modern appearance. The pavers provide better access to the tool … Continue reading

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