🍵 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

Tea of the Bee! Bee Balm, that is.🐝☕

Have you heard of bee balm? This versatile and fragrant plant can be dried for tea or an aromatic bouquet, used fresh for salads or herb butters, and is delicious even sprinkled over steamed vegetables! Bee balm (or bergamot) flowers are the part of the plant best used for tea, as the leaves have a … Continue reading