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Arbutus menziesii

Abies bracteata

Pinus torreyana

Populus tremuloides

Quercus garryana

Sambucus cerulea

Acer macrophyllum

Alnus rubra

Cupressus macrocarpa

What We Grow And Why

The plants we grow fit into one or more of these categories:

Northwest natives

For us, the Northwest begins in northwestern California and extends to southwest Alaska. It extends also east to the Rockies, though the plants of our arid interior don't always adapt to coastal conditions.

Drought-hardy plants

The surprise about the Northwest is its dry summer. Conserving water is important everywhere, so drought-hardy plants are key.

Relatively hardy 'exotic' plants

These splashy garden features are fun. When thoughtfully placed with compatible companions, they add an alluring drama to any garden. We seek out the hardier kinds of palms, bananas, cacti and such.

Rare plants

Collecting plants is a healthy obsession. It brings the world to your garden and connects you to others who share your growing passion. We love to be able to say 'we have it' to someone who has searched everywhere for a special plant.

Why So Many Plants?