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    Evergreen Hedging Plants for the Northwest

    Winter in the Northwest is a great time to appreciate the wonderful job broadleaf evergreen plants do in our gardens. They create structure in designs and act as windbreaks and…

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    A Garden That’s Younger Than It Looks

    They never weeded a bed or planted a seed, but our four teenagers were heartbroken to leave the big garden of their childhood. Why couldn’t we wait 10 years? Where…

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    Adapting English Elegance

    It took about five years and two road trips through England before Anne Campodonico was ready to start her garden. True, the Kentfield, California, mother of three wasn’t in a…

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    Where Formal and Natural Meet

    Everyone has been to a house that has a “do-not-touch” room in it. It might be a living room with plastic covers on the couches or a dining room with…

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    Designing an Intimate Space

    Many people like to have a garden for entertaining, but most of us also want our gardens to be a spot where we relax and get away from it all.…

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    How to Trim a Formal Hedge

    For straight sides and a flat top, use stakes and string as a guide

  • Plant Guide

    ‘Velvet Cloak’ smoke tree

    Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak'

    This shrub or small tree has stunning deep purple foliage that turns orange-red in autumn.

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    ‘Sensation’ lilac

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’

    In midseason this unique cultivar bears slightly fragrant, single purple blossoms with distinct white margins.

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    ‘Prostrata’ plum yew

    Cephalotaxus harringtonii ‘Prostrata’

    This slow-growing dwarf conifer has a wide, rounded crown and narrowly furrowed, partially peeling bark.

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    Rosa 'HARpageant' 'Easy Does It'™

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