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Here’s what’s blooming in gardens right NOW!

Here's what's blooming in gardens right NOW!

Here’s what’s blooming in gardens right NOW! One of my favorite flowers the tree peony. The blooms on this variety are insanely huge. The flower head’s are so heavy they have to be supported. To do this I like to use individual looped stakes or a grow thru type support. Green coated wire is best as it will blend in better. Plant your tree peony in a place where it receives afternoon shade. They don’t like to be moved but if you need to expect it to take a couple year’s till the bloom count comes back. Happy gardening.

Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day!

rainIn that old nursery rhyme, there is the implied promise that if the sun shines, we won’t complain when it rains next. In other words, ‘PLEASE, PLEASE, GIVE US A BREAK!’.

As a native son of the Emerald City, I cannot remember a fall and winter as wet, cold and gray. We have all had quite enough rain, but be grateful that we have such an abundance. It is the very essence of our green world and nourishes the most spectacular gardens on earth.

Through these long, gray days of winter our gardens appear dull and inactive but don’t be fooled! While we have been dodging raindrops, and pulling our parkas snug, the plant kingdom has been hard at work getting ready to start their spring. Hidden from view, leaf and flower buds are swelling with nutrients gathered by new roots deep in the soil and when the time is right, we will have a RIOT of new growth.

So, this a good time to check for any leftover perennial pruning that got missed!

So, when the sun does decide to come out for more than a day or two, hold on to your hats because this spring will be breathtaking!!

Evans Creek loves lettuce!

evans creek loves lettuce

There is nothing more wonderful than going out into your own vegetable garden and picking fresh lettuce for dinner. Evans Creek landscape has installed many gardens over the years. And more and more clients are asking for vegetable gardens. Putting in raised garden boxes allows easy access for picking and maintaining your veggies. Adding drip  irrigation also keeps plants evenly watered and thriving.

Spring is coming!

Signs of SpringEvans Creek Landscape loves to incorporate spring bulbs into our landscape projects. If you take a few minutes in the fall to plant these wonderful snow drop bulbs you will be rewarded with these tiny beautiful heads greeting you in late January to early February.This year they are early lucky us! Plant them 3-4 inches below the surface. After they bloom let the heads go to seed and they will naturalize in your garden creating wonderful drifts of white bobbing heads.