Category Archives: Use of Native Plants

2017 SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE & ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR

  2016 SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE & ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR Saturday, April 30, 10-4 Bellevue Botanical Gardens (open to members at 9:00, anyone can become a member) – Ask the Experts – Theme NATIVE PLANTS for BIRDS and POLLINATORS – Rain garden … Continue reading

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2014 Spring Sale & Celebration Almost Here!

My how time flies.  Our spring sale and Celebration is almost upon us.  It will be from 10-4 on Saturday, May 3rd, and will again be on Mercer Island in Mercerdale Park (77th Ave and 32nd St).  This is just … Continue reading

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Spring Sale Plant lists now available. Click on “Species List”

The most current Spring Sale Plant lists now available.  Click on “Species List”

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Plant of the Month: Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus)

Plant of the Month: Devil’s Club Oplopanax horridus By Janka Hobbs “Because it is such a fearsome plant in the path of the out-of-doorsman, the decided ornamental value of this plant is often overlooked. It merits a place in the garden, in … Continue reading

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Leaves, Bare Soil, Slopes and Birds

Bare soil, especially in winter, is not good for the environment.  So many people, to make their yard “neat,” rake up or blow all the leaves  or conifer needles from their soil, leaving it bare. Rarely in nature will you … Continue reading

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Make Your Shopping List for May 7, 2011

Grab a glass of wine, get out your pencil and paper, and make your shopping list for the next Central Puget Sound Chapter Fund Raising Native Plant Sale. Plan to arrive early! Here are some beautiful settings incorporating some of the beautiful spring flowers available … Continue reading

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Native Penstemons – Beautiful Color for Your Sunny Garden

Are you looking for plants that thrive in full sun, poor soil, and generally hostile urban heat island environment? Then look no further than our native penstemons. If you have a shady garden, we will have lots of native plants … Continue reading

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Lovely Native Plants For Your Shade Garden

Many home gardens in the Puget Sound Area have tall trees and lots of shade. Fortunately for us, many of our choice native plants are naturally adapted to growing in shade. They evolved in the understory of our evergreen coniferous … Continue reading

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