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Fall: A Season to be Thankful for Seasons

Posted:   September 22, 2016 by Nicole Forbes - Education Director

We, in the Pacific Northwest, are fortunate to have four distinct seasons. I say we are fortunate because not all parts of our country (or world) experience the changing colors of fall foliage; misty autumn rain falling softly, frosty winter mornings yielding to sun-breaks, early spring walks on the first dry day in weeks or the pleasure of relaxing in the warm summer sun with a good book and a cold drink.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips & Daffodils

Posted:   September 21, 2016 by Nicole Forbes - Education Director

Having a cheery landscape full of early spring-blooming bulbs requires some forethought. Fall is the season to add these vernal beauties to the garden or, even better, tuck then into containers; they will spend the winter growing roots and then emerge in late winter or spring with an explosion of color and delicate blossoms just at the time when we need it the most.

Fall Containers - Foliage is the New Flower

Posted:   September 2, 2016 by Jennifer Williams - Visual Merchandiser

How many of you refresh your container plantings in the fall? Anyone? If not, you’re missing out, I love this time of year for planting! By now my summer annuals are starting to tire of me just as much as I’m tiring of them, and I’m ready to embrace the shorter days and cooler nights with new plants.