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 find … Continue 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 a … Continue 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 photos … Continue 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 this … Continue reading late spring dispatch