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Downloadable, printable pdfs of each article can be found on each page.

Prevention & Control

We have compiled a number of solutions for Prevention & Control of garden pests based on current best practices.

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Invasive Plant Control

Annuals & Perennials

Plant for flowers the whole year long!

Find additional annual and perennial planting solutions in our Planting Solutions section.

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Edible Flowers

Perennials for Shade

Perennials for Sun

Bamboo & Grasses

Add grasses and bamboo for structure.

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Bamboo Types

Bulbs & Seeds

You'll find tips for planting bulbs, bulb forcing and a bulb planting calendar on our bulb page and tips for planting and starting seeds on our seed page.

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Planting Depth for Bulbs

Bulb Planting Calendar

Vines, Screens & Hedges

Some options for privacy and screening featured below.

Tropical / Tender Plants

A tender perennial is defined as a perennial plant that can live for many years but is not winter hardy in your climate.

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Over Wintering Tender Plants

Native Plants

We love natives. Come to us for a complete selection of shrubs, trees, perennials and ferns.

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Interpretive Guide

NW Native Plant List

Native Plants to Attract Butterflies

Fruits, Nuts & Berries

For a full list of culture and variety lists, visit our feature page:

Container Gardening

Every month we share a new container planting with you. All our designs are arranged by month so you can have the best option for planting!

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Thriller, Fillers, Spillers for Shade & Sun

Containers & Baskets

Edible Plant Containers

Water Bowl Plantings

Year Round Containers


For tomato culture and this year's variety list, visit our feature page:


Our Herb feature page will get you planting herbs indoors and out!

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Edible Flowers

Shade Plantings

We've got some ideas you can use for planting in the shade:

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Screen Plants - Shade

Perennials for Shade

Ground Covers for Shade


We've got what you need to grow your own Bonsai!

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Indoor Bonsai Care

Outdoor Bonsai Care

Plants for Bonsai

Ground Covers
ground covers

Our main Ground Covers page includes lists of ground covers for pathways, drought tolerance, evergreen and fast growing.

Holiday Crafts