Monthly Archives: August 2013

Local Honey is Back!

Fresh, local, western Washington honey is back! Our new source is from the apiary of Round Tuit Farms and the honey is a mix of wild flower and blackberry.  There are two sizes…a one pound squeeze bottle for $10.00 and quart jars for $20.00.  Pretty sweet!




This is a good time to visit the nursery to see how beautiful the summer garden can be. These drought tolerant and deer resistant perennials also create a “nectar bar” for the bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.


Plant Veggie Starts Now!

Now is a great time to plant veggies starts for the fall and winter garden in the Pacific Northwest. We have hand selected these varieties as favorites for our island climate. All fresh and locally grown:

Kale: Dwarf Blue Curled, Red Russian, Nero di Toscana, and more
Cabbage: Red and Golden Acre,
Broccoli: Packman, DeCicco (Italian Heirloom)
Swiss Chard: Rainbow, Bright Lights, Neon Glow
Spinach: Bloomsdale, Bordeaux
Lettuces: Buttercrunch, Salad Bowl, New Red Fire, Five Star, Flashy Trout Back and more
Beets: Bulls Blood, Chioggia, Touchstone Gold,
Peas: Early Frosty, Gray Sugar

…Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Leeks, Arugula, mixed greens and more!
veggie starts



August is an outstanding month for one of our favorite perennials, Echinacea. These drought and deer resistant perennials come in a wide variety of bloom colors, making them outstanding cut flowers. Our picture above is of the bright red, “Sombrero Red Salsa”, hot, hot, hot! Our perennial selection is dressed up with the warm glow of the late summer, early fall bloomers.

Plant of the Month: Caryopteris

Our plant of the month is the no-muss, no fuss Caryopteris. This easy-to-care-for evergreen is deer proof and drought tolerant. In late summer, it is covered with blue or white blooms.  Bees and butterflies find this hardy plant irresistible!

We have a few varieties in stock:
Sapphire Surf: gorgeous cobalt blue flowers with green foliage
First Choice: lovely purple-blue flowers with green foliage
White Surprise: lavender flowers with fantastic variegation
Little Miss Sunshine: compact golden foliage with bright blue flowers

Stop by and take a look today!