Puget Sound Plants is a wholesale nursery in Olympia, Washington that has been selling a large variety of plants and trees to the Pacific Northwest since 2001. We have over 100 acres in cultivation where we grow our own shade trees, evergreen trees and shrubs.Â You can find all the plants you need for your project or business in our vast selection. You can plan your design using our inventory to best serve your needs and we will deliver the plants to your site! We service not only the Puget Sound region but Eastern Washington and Idaho as well. Cruise our interactive inventory database on our website (www.psplants.com) to search for all the plants you need, from groundcover to shrubs and trees.
Puget Sound Plants offers a uniquely personal experience for our customers: we provide individual consultations over the phone where we can work with you to solve all your landscaping and design needs. We have a quick bid response time and our knowledgeable staff will help you navigate our selection to best serve you.
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According to our calendars, spring has officially arrived, but as is the northwest custom, it began to show itself bit by bit in mid-February and has been arriving in fits and starts ever since. Weâ€™ve had days of full sun and temperatures in the mid-seventies (oh, glorious sunshine!) and weâ€™ve had sleet-rain and mid-30s.Â It is a time to begin planting and to plan for the projects of the season, while being ever-watchful of the fickle climate.
Those of us who dwell in the Northwest are used to the erratic weather that comes with the changing of the seasons. So, too, are plants that are native to the area. These plant species have spent thousands of years developing the perfect adaptations to live in our native soil and to thrive in this soggy climate. A great example of this the perennial shrub, the Serviceberry, also called Saskatoon (or Amelanchier alnifolia). This lovely native shrub grows all over the Northwest, from meadows to riverbanks to roadsides. Serviceberry is perfectly adapted to ride out the unreliable spring conditions. It is prized for its lovely spring foliage, white flowers and dark, edible berries. Puget Sound Plants offers Saskatoons in a variety of sizes, as well as many other native plants that are worth consideration for your upcoming designs. Come check out our inventory!
What types of native plants have you found work best in ornamental landscapes? Have you found some that look better in business settings versus home gardens? Leave a comment below with your experiences! We want to hear from you.
Spring Tips and Tricks:
- Protect newly transplanted vegetation: Mulch!
We would all do well to carry both sunglasses and an umbrella in the springtime. We have many ways to protect ourselves from the weather, which can change moment to moment in the spring time. It benefits us to put these ideas into practice when we deal with plants in the spring time. Mulch is a great way to protect any plant from the varying temperatures and can be an attractive way to spruce up a space.Â There are many materials that can serve as mulch such as leaves and other yard debris, compost, wood chips and some inorganic materials like black sheet plastic. Mulch keeps moisture in and weeds out and keeps the soil at a more even temperature, even as the air temperature fluctuates wildly throughout the spring.
- Planning made easier!
Use our new inventory database to make your next project an easy one-stop shop! We have a multitude of plants available year round in many different sizes and our plant-savvy staff is available to help you plan an amazing, diverse landscape.
- Plant now for best results!
May is often the best month for planting trees and shrubs. They get adequate water in the spring and the soil temperatures are neutral enough that their root balls can sustain the shock of transplanting. To see all the trees and shrubs we have in stock, check out our database.