Wondering where to start on this year’s big garden project? Take the first step by scheduling a HAZEL Design consultation session. This ‘package deal’ gets the ball rolling with fresh ideas for layout options, materials and planting schemes. Starting with an on-site walk-through and a sit-down with source images, we will listen to your visionContinue reading “Love your garden — with a Spring design consultation!”
This is a Pedasites bloom pushing up through the winter ground in one of my gardens. It may seem early, but these last few sunny days seem to have gotten things stirring: Sarcoccoca, the sweet-smelling, nearly invisible flower that is currently wafting its fragrance around town; those lovely, winter-blooming Viburnums in shades of pink; andContinue reading “Springing!”
Happy Holidays 2013! This is the time of year when we are forced to look closely for color. But there it is, in the form of lichens, bark, new buds, and berries. Thanks for a great year of gardening, and here’s to a wonderful 2014!
How do we get here, to this beautiful summer bounty? Spring blooms are starting to pop everywhere now, so it’s a little easier to imagine that we will once again be out in the garden, hands in the warm soil, tending a productive bed or box and plucking an assortment of veggies for a quickContinue reading “Planning edible gardens or containers: time for a Spring consultation!”
Hooray for fall gardening in Seattle & the Northwest! HAZEL is currently scheduling fall clean-ups, consultations, and specialty pruning sessions for the upcoming months, so give us a call. We will facilitate your transition from the summer garden to a productive, beautiful winter garden that will take you well into next spring. Now is alsoContinue reading “Seattle fall gardening: pruning, winter vegetables & mulch”
Here are the survivors of my own sporadic home gardening attentions, the slug attacks, and a very dry August! I swear, I take better care of my clients’ gardens, but my own often gets a little droopy looking in the hot summer weather when I’m most busy. (I also plant a lot of things inContinue reading “late summer harvest from my tiny urban farm”
This month has come in like a lion but any new seeds you sow will start doing their thing regardless, as the days lengthen and the temperatures climb (however imperceptibly). For us, March has much of the same potential for freshness, bounty (and creativity) in the new growing season that comes with the new year.Continue reading “MARCH!”