Jan 03, 2020
Let's say you've come up with a palette of plants that you think works well together. It doesn't particularly matter how you got there. Maybe you dreamed it up yourself, saw it online or in-person, or perhaps you were inspired by one of the many plant combinations here on the eGardenGo site. Admittedly, I'm a bit biased, but I think that you'll find that the plant combos here on the eGardenGo site are especially good starting points if you're gardening in the Pacific Northwest. ..
Mar 08, 2019
In the video below, I demonstrate a process of first envisioning a planting concept based on shape, form, texture and color. After which I identify two different groups of plants for two different growing environments in order to recreate the visualized scene. ..
Apr 07, 2017
The possibilities for garden beds in different shapes are as varied as the gardeners who tend them. The internet offers a gushing, endless stream of luscious garden photos that entice, but offer little guidance in terms of how to translate that picture into an actual, in-the-ground garden. Converting the garden of your imagination into a real-world, concrete plan of action can be tricky. ..
May 15, 2016
Do you have the before and after garden-making blues? In this age of Pinterest, we're often romanced by images of the glossy "after" when what we're really struggling with is the messy "before". So how exactly does one get from here to there? ..
Dec 16, 2015
Plants in this combo were selected with consideration for a color theme and for delivering reliable blooms, even in a shady location. The light and bright
foliage and flower will brighten up a dark area in your garden. It's best with morning sun and afternoon shade or it would really love an open shade
situation offering filtered light all day. That said, this combo can take a fair amount of sun in Pacific Northwest gardens, though do avoid situating
it in the afternoon blast and do make sure it receives regular summer irrigation if it's in a sunny spot.
Oct 29, 2015
WHY IT WORKS: This planting combination for your garden is ultra low maintenance without sacrificing style. With its reliance on foliage, not flower, this tough, drought-tolerant quartet relies on a variety of colors and textures that keep the scene interesting year-round. ..
Oct 11, 2015
WHY IT WORKS: This combination has strong all-season structure because of the evergreen shrubs as well as a pleasant seasonal flow provided by the spring blooms of the rhody and colorful emerging foliage of the fern. The bold foliage of the bear's britches (Acanthus 'Hollard's Gold') looks great for months on end; from early spring and during (the occasional) exceptionally mild Pacific Northwest winter, it can look good year-round if growing in a sheltered position. ..
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