12 Sep 2008

Can You Believe Summer Is Over?

Container Garden
Container Garden

The weather in Puget Sound is beautiful. After a rainy spring and summer, we are headed for a glorious fall.

Your property (whether home or commercial) can be bursting with color and greenery all year long if you just plan ahead and follow a Northwest planting calendar. Now is the time to start paring back your annuals, to begin choosing and planting bulbs for the spring, and to find a cool, shady spot for fall pansies and ornamental cabbage and kale.

Many Plantscapes gardeners like to plant showy containers with cold-tolerant foliage for the winter. A tall center plant, like New Zealand flax, surrounded by colorful pansies or trailing herbs can make the bleak December days a little more cheerful.

If you haven’t scheduled your autumn planting yet – now’s the time to call Plantscapes (206-623-7100) and ask to speak with Joanie – Plantscapes’ resident exterior color genius.

(Photo by destabee. Released under Creative Commons License)

08 Jul 2008

Street of Dreams Aug. 2007

Plantscapes provided the seasonal color containers for one of the show homes. Here are a few examples of our work….

A container at the Street of Dreams Aug 2007
Container Grouping at the Street of Dreams Aug 2007
Flowering Plants at the Street of Dreams Aug 2007