“To create a garden is to search for a better world. In our effort to improve on nature, we are guided by a vision of paradise. Whether the result is a horticultural masterpiece or only a modest vegetable patch, it is based on the expectation of a glorious future. This hope for the future is at the heart of all gardening.”

-Marina Schinz

Vegetable Gardening 101

Vegetable gardening is a delightful endeavor that connects us to nature's rhythms and rewards us with fresh, nutritious produce. Whether you have a sprawling backyard or just a few pots on a balcony, growing your own vegetables can be immensely fulfilling. Here are some aspects to consider:

  1. Planning: Start by selecting the vegetables you want to grow based on your region's climate, available space, and your family's preferences. Consider factors like sunlight, soil quality, and water availability when planning your garden layout.
  2. Preparation: Prepare the soil by loosening it and adding organic matter like compost to improve its structure and fertility. Proper soil preparation provides a healthy environment for plants to grow strong roots and thrive.
  3. Planting: Follow the instructions on seed packets or plant labels for optimal spacing and depth.
  4. Care: Regular maintenance is essential for a successful vegetable garden. This includes watering, mulching to retain moisture and suppress weeds, and providing support for tall or vining plants like beans and cucumbers. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, and take prompt action to mitigate any issues.
  5. Harvesting: One of the most rewarding aspects of vegetable gardening is harvesting the fruits of your labor. Harvest vegetables when they are at their peak ripeness for the best flavor and nutritional value. Regular harvesting also encourages plants to produce more, prolonging your harvest throughout the season.
  6. Continuous Learning: Each season brings new challenges and opportunities to improve your skills and knowledge. Take note of what works well in your garden and what doesn't, and don't hesitate to experiment with new varieties or techniques.
  7. Community and Sharing: Vegetable gardening can also be a social activity that brings communities together. Whether it's swapping seeds and produce with neighbors or participating in a community garden, sharing your gardening experiences can foster connections and a sense of belonging.

Warm Weather Veggies

Now is the optimal time to get your warm weather veggies planted. These vegetables thrive in temperatures typically above 70°F and are well-suited for summer growing conditions.

These are some of the popular ones, and we have many varieties of each to choose from:




Zucchini and Summer Squash






Weather Precaution: We are still in that time of year when night time temperatures can reach below 40 degrees. If it looks like we are going to see temperatures below 40, make sure to protect your tender veggie plants especially, cucumbers, squashes, zucchinis and melons.

Zesty Vibes with Citrus

Citrus plants are prized for their delicious fruits, ornamental value, health benefits and culinary uses. Even though they are a tender plant in the PNW, it is still possible with winter protection for them to thrive year after year.

We have Thai Makrut Lime, Bears Lime, Mexican Lime, Meyer Lemon, Eureka Lemon, Washington Navel Orange, Clementine Mandarin, Oroblanco Grapefruit and Cocktail Grapefruit.

Note: We recently received several 5 gallon Meyer Lemons, 'cause they are the BEST!

Let's get Shady,

with perennial shade plants!

Perennial shade plants are invaluable for adding interest and color to shady areas of the garden where other plants struggle to thrive. Here are some wonderful options:






Bleeding Heart



Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass)

There are also many ground covers that do best in shade or are


We invite you to take a relaxing stroll through our Shade Area and discover a treasure or two for your shade garden.

Wickedly Awesome Plants

Carnivorous plants are a fascinating group of organisms that have evolved unique adaptations to supplement their nutrient intake by capturing and digesting prey, usually insects and other small invertebrates.

These carnivorous plants demonstrate remarkable adaptations for obtaining nutrients in environments where the soil lacks essential nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. While they are intriguing additions to botanical collections and gardens, it's important to provide them with appropriate growing conditions and avoid overfeeding or disturbing their delicate traps.

Please come visit our "very cool" selection in the Houseplant Room.


Canvas Slings and Totes

Our last order of these beautiful slings and totes were such a hit we ordered more, and this time they are ALL NEW DESIGNS! They are so beautiful, that it's hard to choose just one. Made with high quality leather and fabric in gorgeously bold designs.

Thank you to our mystery model who posed so graciously for this picture.

NEW Botanical Reed Oil Diffusers from

MGR Designs

Reed diffusers are a popular and stylish way to add fragrance to a space without the need for flames, electricity, or sprays. MGR Designs has cornered the market when it comes to high quality at an affordable price. Their botanical diffusers come in attractive packaging and are made to last longer than those of their competitors.

We have Blood Orange, Dulce Pomelo, Ethereal Harmony and Aegean Salt.


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