Not So Bashful Begonias

Enjoy the beauty of begonias from season to season, as alluring pops of color bloom against lush, delicately patterned foliage. Thriving in full shade, these plants make for decorative summer borders or ...

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Parrot Tulips & Berberis

Spring is peak season for Apricot Parrot Tulips. A showy favorite with feathered, multi-colored petals add depth and a grand dose of texture to any arrangement. Shown here, salmon-hued and welcoming yellow ...

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Lilac & Freesia

As far as seasons go, spring becons some of the year’s most fragrant blooms. We love this pollinator attracting mix of cheerful, easy to grow lilacs and sweet perfumed freesia. Paired here with arching ...

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Hellebores & Azalea

A glorious display of pink spring perfection, flowering crabapple branches and saucer-shaped flowers of early blooming hellebores pair with frilly Butterfly ranunculus to welcome the sunny days ahead. ...

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Fragrant Faves

As summer unfolds, gardens burst with vivid colors of pink, orange and apricot and fragrance of fruity tea and myrrh. Stop and smell the roses with our seasonal shrub favorites by David Austin Roses. Golden ...

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Dahlias & Rose Hips

As far as seasons go, fall is one of the most evocative. We love this mix of showy dahlias and zinnias artfully paired with branches of rose hips and gently arching Northern Sea Oats for an autumnal arrangement ...

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Dark + Dramatic

PALETTE PERFECTION Stunning colors and hearty foliage bring delight from spring through winter. Heuchera ‘Black Forest Cake’ Resembling its namesake, bright cherry-red flowers top smooth, ...

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Roses & Chokecherry

A delightful arrangement of mixed dahlias, including Dahlia ‘Crichton Honey’ pair with creamy Rose ‘Helga Piaget’. Lively pops of color are added with Zinnia ‘Aztec Sunset’ ...

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Zinnias & Cosmos

A blush-worthy arrangement of soft pinks and deep chocolate accents. Showy Dahlia ‘Cafe au Lait’ are a standout against against a late-season pairing of Spindle Tress branches and Amaranthus ...

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Larkspur & Clematis

A graceful, trailing array of blooms in magnificent purples imbue a sense of elegance and charm. Delightful Rose ‘Lavande’ paired with Larkspur ‘Earl Grey’, and violet Snapdragon ‘Potomac Lavender’ are mixed amongst an array of lovely, aromatic Apple Mint and budded Clematis—all gathered together in a delightful tonal centerpiece.

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Foxglove & Berries

This pretty honey-hued arrangement is summery perfection. From the striking creams of ‘Cherry Caramel’ Phlox to the defining layer of Dahlia ‘Crichton Honey’, peach is a true bouquet classic that pairs with summer’s bountiful blooms. Long-lasting and versatile, stems of Foxglove ‘Camelot Cream’ effortlessly complement stems of bronze and apricot-hued Snapdragon while stems of unripe Blackberry add a quintessential sunny weather feel!

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The bay is visible from the pathway of locally quarried alger granite steppingstones that lead past the sunken spa to the original reconstituted staircase to the beach. Lynne suggested salvaging the women’s pebble mosaics which Broadhurst fashioned into a pathway down the cliff face. Big Blue Sea Holly (Eryngium zabelii), foxglove, mullein, libertia, Johnson’s Blue geraniums and allium flourish alongside one another. The main terrace is at right. Broadhurst’s newly designed Sun Garden left.

Blooms on the Bay

For British born landscape designer Paul R. Broadhurst, of Broadhurst + Associates in Seattle, creating a woodland garden on Lopez Island was an odyssey of sorts, combining the site’s history with the women who once cultivated it, the wildlife that flies over and meanders through it, along with the sound of the gentle waves that perpetually lap against the horseshoe bay that borders it.

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Garden Perennial Gems

From dark chocolatey foliage to stunning garnet-laced flowers, these perennials will add dramatic beauty to your garden. 

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Roald Dahl, soft orange-red buds open to medium-sized, cupped rosettes of perfect apricot coloring.

A Garden for the Seasons

A bit of planning needs to go into a rose garden, but the end result is a garden like no other—with characteristic long seasonal blooms and delightful fragrances that last into late summer and autumn.

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Gertrude Jekyll, for famed English gardener - pink with Old Rose fragrance.

Coming Up Roses

David Austin, winner of 25 Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Awards, has spent 60 years breeding the world’s most lush, fragrant roses.

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Ranunculus & Tulips

There’s so many reasons to love spring blooming Ranunculus. The flowers look almost too perfect to be real. Their rose-like blossoms feature layer upon layer of tissue-thin petals in colors that range from cream and pale yellow to apricot, pink, orange, red and burgundy. Long-lasting and versatile, they tuck beautifully into bouquets. Paired here with lively tulips, delicate forget-me-nots, trailing Akrebia vine and “Amber Jubilee“ Ninebark branched — all in a luscious apricot pallette!

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A hands-on collaborator, Pamela always wanted to be on site when something specific was happening. “Having someone you can trust like Paul was just magical!” Oregon Sunshine foreground, blue Tritelleia Laxa “Queen Fabiola” and Henderson’s Checker Mallow hug Guest house, where pocket glass walls open to garden. Easy-to-clean Pennsylvania Bluestone floors that flow outdoors help guesthouse double as pool house.

Waterfront Sanctuary

The once sterile lawn-centric landscape of this Lake Washington home now boasts a magnificently terraced, environmentally and wildlife friendly landscape by Paul Broadhurst replete with newly-designed guest house left, and an infinity pool - all of which slopes gently down to the water’s edge with meandering paths and a pebble beach secured by logs and boulders handpicked from a quarry in the Cascades.

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Landscape architect Jason Breitling of Cambium, Inc., who undertook both landscape architecture and landscape construction, creates a romantic dining area in the back garden that cantilevers out over Lake Washington. Two towering propane patio heaters mimic the height of the distant city skyline as well as the graceful Abutilon (“Tiger Eye” – Flowering Maple) right, which Breitling pairs with other perennial tropical plants that thrive in the microclimate formed by the garden’s proximity to the lake, which helps moderate the temperature year-round.

Waterfront Mediterranean

A recent renovation of a 1990s home built on the Western shores of Mercer Island features a tropical landscape design by Seattle’s Cambium, Inc., done in Mediterranean Villa style – with an abundance of plants bursting with color, unique flower formations and reach-for-the-sky height.

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Shade-friendly foliage plants including hosta, Japanese maple, Japanese forest grass, heuchera, and Irish yew spill from terraced beds constructed from cost-effective, attractive concrete blocks. “The vertical forms of the Irish yew help break up that long fence line,” explains Tim.

Modern Outdoor Living

Small space, big dreams. This backyard revamp from Cambium Landscape in Seattle transformed a modestly sized, ho-hum back lawn into a vibrant outdoor living room. Luminous natural materials, clever space-saving tactics, and lush plantings that rely on foliage rather than flowers combine to give this back patio classic contemporary style.

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To design a modern yard to complement a traditional home, a Seattle landscape is created with elements that combine the homeowner’s Virginia childhood with plants native to the Northwest.

Shadow Study

Cambium creates a Seattle landscape with elements that combine the homeowner’s Virginia childhood with native Northwest plants. 


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