We really do have it easy here. Fall sun and colorful foliage stretches into the winter holidays and the grey-est days of winter extend only into February, before days lengthen, bulbs start to shoot up and shrubs start budding out. For a while in those early winter months, we have to look closely to findContinue reading “it begins: early spring beauties”
Find out more about rain gardens here (http://earthfix.kuow.org/water/article/if-bioswales-and-rain-gardens-are-so-great-why-are/) Just in time for the rainy season… learn what all the hubbub is about! Seattle Public Utilities has opened up new stormwater districts, to encourage the installation of rain gardens and cisterns through the RainWise incentive. Please contact us if you would like us to take aContinue reading “Stormwater and Rain Gardens: Read up, ’tis the season!”
When I’m done with a garden clean-up I usually leave behind some little bouquet of foliage and twigs or a sprig of clipped herbs. And this one’s sultry vibrancy and autumn glow — too pretty not to share!
Bring us your toughest landscape dilemmas and we’ll talk you through your options. Steep bank? Clay soil? Difficult shade areas? Want to grow vegetables? Bring it on! Schedule a consultation with HAZEL during these last three months of 2012, for a discounted consultation rate. We’ll start with a walk through, flip through some inspiring photosContinue reading “Fall Garden Consultation Special – edgy veggies, rain gardens, landscape renovations & all-round planting design”
There are neighborhood garden tours all over the city and region. Wonderful inspiration for design or remodel projects that “normal” people can accomplish in urban residential settings. Go! Info here: http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/calendar/tours_sales.php Then call us with ideas.
These storm clouds over Elliott Bay & Bainbridge Island underscore the drama and variability of this season. Keeps us gardeners in our boots and rain gear, with cracked fingers and grubby fingernails, but this is when plants really take off! And these beautiful new leaves, striking even at night as thisContinue reading “late spring dispatch”
Join us at the 2012 Green Home Tour Saturday Expo! Saturday, April 21 2012 from 10am to 4pm at Green Depot Seattle Presented as a part of the NW EcoBuilding Guild’s Green Home Tour, Green Depot’s Saturday Expo is the year’s event for connecting with green product experts, home energy auditors, living wall installers, solarContinue reading “HAZEL at Green Expo, Sat. 4/21 with NW EcoBuilding Guild and Green Depot”
This article showed up in the Seattle Times’ Home and Garden section, detailing the benefits of edible landscaping and offering a few simple tips to get you going. While growing edibles in our gardens and yards makes a lot of sense in our gentle climate, it’s nice to see the trend moving around the countryContinue reading “Edible Landscaping in the News”
Seattle’s annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show is this weekend, February 8-12. We will be there, soaking up good ideas and networking with fellow designers and builders, but we don’t have a display or table. There are lots of good seminars about edible gardening, as well as some informative programming about creating garden space forContinue reading “Visit Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show, February 8-12, 2012”