🍓HOW TO: GROW FRUITS & BERRIES THAT ARE LOW-MAINTENANCE, PRODUCTIVE & BEAUTIFUL🍐

  This workshop (on Saturday, August 17th) explores the many edible shrubs and trees that are available to us for our homesteads and will address questions such as “which ones are right for me?” “which ones fit my particular microclimate?” and “how can I get them established and maintain them successfully?” John is particularly interested … Continue reading

🍵 Nettle Tea for me, please!🌿

Ahhh, springtime! The sun is starting to shine, birds are singing, flowers are poppin’, and the amazing nettles are beginning to grow (up to 4′ tall!) where they can find nitrogen-rich, moist soil.🍃 …Nettles? Why would you include that (mostly) stinging family of plants in your list of seasonal wonders? Aren’t they known as a … Continue reading

Project Feature: Backyard Overhaul on Vashon Involving Future Plantings Space and Deer-Proof Fence

This client on Vashon was interested in a backyard overhaul that included a relaxing, low-maintenance garden space and lawn, additional room for planting perennials and fruit trees at their leisure, and a possibility of deer-proofing that didn’t feel like a prison. Lightweight metal gates were a great option, and we love how this project turned … Continue reading