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Prune Now for More Blossoms Later

Prune Now for More Blossoms Later

  It’s time to prune your spring-blooming shrubs! Now that the spring flowers have died back on your flowering shrubs, it’s time to prune them to help them re-bloom the following year. For lilacs, they can often be cut back quite heavily, even to just a...
Holly Comparison: Which Ilex is best?

Holly Comparison: Which Ilex is best?

      We grow several evergreen holly shrubs here at Puget Sound Plants. They are quite hearty and versatile, making them easy choices for many landscape uses. They work well as hedges and can replace boxwood as a standard filler plant. Some of them...
Plant Spotlight:  Twisted Filbert in Bloom!

Plant Spotlight: Twisted Filbert in Bloom!

  Completely unique in many ways, the Twisted Filbert (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’) is the epitome of year-round interest! These plants are currently in full bloom, creating a compelling display. Twisted Filbert grows in a curly, gnarled branch formation,...
Variegated Japanese maples: Colorful Wonders

Variegated Japanese maples: Colorful Wonders

We finally have proof that spring has arrived: the Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) are showing their colors at Puget Sound Plants. While we have several incredible varieties in stock here at our growing site, today we wanted to feature the variegated varieties. A...
Prepare the Soil for a Healthy Season!

Prepare the Soil for a Healthy Season!

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to start preparing! Many of you will be starting lots of new jobs but also maintaining and revitalizing current sites. One important task for both types of jobs is to prepare the planting beds and amend the soil....