Courtney Olander

Courtney Olander

Courtney Olander is a garden designer based in Seattle.

  • Gorilla Tubs from Red Gorilla

    Cheap Garden Tools With Multiple Uses

    These versatile tubs can haul anything from weeds to water Tested by Mark Dwyer The Gorilla Tubs from Red Gorilla are made of a thick rubberized plastic. They are high…

  • serrated garden trowel

    3 Dependable Garden Trowels That Get the Job Done

    This three-pointed trowel doubles as a garden fork Tested by Marti Neely, FAPLD A tough trowel is a valued friend for every gardener. I was delighted to discover the DeWit…

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Reports

    Your Favorite Plants Improved for the Northwest

    In Paul Westervelt's article on perennial upgrades, he explains the benefit of stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new versions of tried-and-true plants: "After whiffing a few times,…

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Reports

    Reliable Performers for the Northwest

    We all want the newest, jazziest plants available, but a garden is not complete without a backbone of infallible plants that provide interest whether your new investments flourish or fail.…

  • Design

    Making Room for Color and Creativity in the Garden

    It was happy chance when a current client said, “We have a new neighbor, Kim, with a great energy about her who needs garden help.” A short walk later we…

  • modern garden design

    Contemporary Cool: A Lush Modern Garden Design

    One of the first times I met Ahna and Ryan, the homeowners of a property in Seattle I’d just been asked to landscape, I knew they were a creative, industrious,…

  • Pacific Northwest Regional Reports

    Regional Picks: Unusual Autumn Stars – Northwest

    If you’re sick of the same old asters and mums, why not plant an unexpected fall-star instead? Here some truly out-of-the-ordinary plants for upping your fall garden game in the…