The Grand Adventure
"If faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see, Indiana Jones was mustering up every bit of faith he could. He was standing on a precipice..." Read more here.

Selecting Trees for a Stunning Autumn Display
"Few sights are more glorious than brilliant autumn foliage filtered by the light of the sun as it undergoes its southerly migration. As the chlorophyll..." Read more here.

Pathway Ideas for Your Garden
"A variety of paths, from the most straightforward to the free-spirited, are represented in this article. Materials, designs, and functions are addressed..." Read more here.

Container Gardening
"Thoughtfully designed and strategically placed container plantings can give you a big aesthetic bang for your landscaping buck. Compared with an entire garden bed..." Read more here.

Community Gardens
"It started with a desire to build and serve a community. Sharon Evans lived at the end of her street next to an overgrown corner vacant lot. She noticed people coming and going..." Read more here.

Small Backyard Designs: Add Evergreen Conifers to Your Seattle Garden for Year-round Interest
"Does your garden have the winter blues?" Read more here.

Small Backyard Designs: Storage Sheds for Seattle Gardens
"Unless you are an ascetic minimalist, you probably have "stuff" you need or want to store outdoors..." Read more here.

A World Apart
"When was the last time you visited the Seattle Japanese Garden? The quiet calm of this garden provides..." Read more here.

Small Backyard Designs: Great Groundcovers for Your Seattle Garden
"Although often overlooked, groundcovers can play an important role in a landscape. Not only do they provide..." Read more here.

Small Backyard Designs: Splendid Shrubs for Your Seattle Garden
"When a landscape designer recommends a shrub to a client, often the first response is, "How big does it get?"..." Read more here.

Want a New Look for Your Seattle Garden?
"Creating a new landscape or updating an existing one is complicated. Many factors need to be considered before you begin, and many of them..." Read more here.

Creating Outdoor Rooms for Challenging Times
"Is there anywhere that feels safer, especially at this moment in time, than your own backyard? Health experts constantly remind us that being..." Read more here.

Great Grasses! Landscape Designers Share Their Favorites
"Ornamental grasses are finely textured plants that lend a casual and relaxed feeling to your landscape. They move with breezes and capture..." Read more here.

Got Birds? Tips for Creating Avian-friendly Gardens
"As human population increases and industry expands, our natural world shrinks, and with it the variety of life that makes our planet sustainable..." Read more here.

Lawnless in Seattle
"Lawns have attributes. They feel good beneath bare feet, providing tactile pleasure. They are visually pleasurable, providing a calming sea of green. " Read more here.

When Surfaces Collide: Edging Solutions for Your Landscape
"Gardens are tricky. Different materials and surfaces overlapping in an outdoor environment can create ongoing maintenance challenges in your garden.... " Read more here.

Got Drought? Tips for Low-water Landscaping
"Our climate is changing, and it seems like extremes are no longer extremes-they are now the norm. Instead of three weeks without measurable rainfall in.... " Read more here.

Splendid Plants for Small Gardens
"Few of us have sprawling estates where we can lie beneath the canopies of towering oaks and majestic pines. We need to visit a park or arboretum to do that... " Read more here.

The Value of Custom Design
"The complexities that arise in designing a garden or a landscape come from the necessary intersection of multiple disciplines in order to address all the layers... " Read more here.

Dry-stack Stone Walls
"If you’re interested in adding a wall or raised planter to your garden, there are many techniques and materials from which to choose. Depending on the style or your... " Read more here.

Outdoor Lighting to Brighten Your Seattle Landscape
"This article shares some ways to create nighttime beauty in your Seattle-area landscape and offers general information on the various types of landscape lighting..." Read more here.

Eat Outside, Cook Outside: Creating Outdoor Kitchens in Seattle
"Do you enjoy dining al fresco but tire of transporting plates, utensils, serving dishes, wine glasses, water glasses, etc., between your indoor kitchen and..." Read more here.

Is Your Garden in the Doldrums? Plant These Trees and Shrubs for Stunning Summer Flowers
"How is your garden faring now that summer has arrived and with it a long string of dry, warm, sunny days?..." Read more here.

The Dirt on Soil, Compost, and Mulch in Seattle
"What is soil? What is compost? What is mulch? What's the difference? Does it matter? The answer to the last question is yes, it matters, and if you know..." Read more here.

Is it Possible to Design Low-maintenance Gardens in Seattle?
"Would you ever consider asking a landscape designer to create a garden that requires intensive maintenance? Probably not, you have an unlimited..." Read more here.

Bartlett Trees, Our partners in Tree Stewardship
"Do you know what a professional resource we have in our National and State Gold Sponsor Bartlett Tree Experts? For starters they have offices all over..." Read more here.

Trees For Keeps
"While we design gardens and plan for an environmentally sound and greener urban environment perhaps those of us with the expertise on tree species..." Read more here.

Best Trees for Seattle - Part 1: Practical Tips from Landscape Designers
"Have you ever visited a nursery in search of a tree and been overwhelmed..." Read more here.

Best Trees for Seattle - Part 2: More Practical Tips from Landscape Designers
"Selecting a tree for your landscape is such an important undertaking..." Read more here.

Winter in Seattle - Designing for Winter Interest in Seattle-area Gardens
"Why wait until spring to enjoy your garden? Seattle’s mild climate..." Read more here.

The Ground Plane: Paving Solutions for Seattle-area Patios
"The sunny summer days and long, warm evenings of the Pacific Northwest make many of us yearn to be outdoors for as long..." Read more here.

Asian Design Ideas
"Landscape design clients often express an interest in creating a landscape that resembles a Japanese garden. Although there are several different..." Read more here.

Desperately Seeking Ideas: Visit Botanical Gardens to Find Inspiration for Your Seattle Garden
"Are you happy with your garden? Would you like to make changes but don’t know..." Read more here.