Plant Heather to Help Pollinators

The cold weather can be extremely difficult for native pollinators, but just one simple addition to your garden can make all the difference: heather.  That’s right – this common low-growing shrub can make a huge difference to pollinators throughout the winter AND bring a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to your garden! Heather is part of the…

Best Trees for Fall Color

One of the things we all love about Fall is the glorious display of color that the trees put on. But which trees put on the best show? Here are some of the top trees for Fall color: Maples. Maple trees are often what we think of when someone mentions Fall trees. Their leaves turn…

Irises: Plant Now For Best Results

We’re giving you 20% off irises at D Avenue Nursery right now, just in time for Fall planting season. This June bloomer does best when it’s planted during night temperatures are consistently around 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit or above, which ensures their roots can become well established before the winter months. Make sure you plant these…

Why Fall Planting Is Your Friend

You may have heard the buzz about Fall planting, but what’s the deal? Why do so many garden experts recommend planting at this time of year? Well the time is almost upon us, so here are some top reasons why Fall might better for you and your plants: Warm Meets Cool – Although the air…

Crazy For Clethra!

Clethra alnifolia, also known as summersweet or sweet pepperbush, is deciduous shrub typically found in wet or swampy areas. Clethra has gorgeous white or pinky-purple flowers (depending on the variety) that bloom now, in the height of Summer, and is known for the beautiful fragrant scent of its flowers. This East Coast native has naturalized…

Deer-Resistant Plants

“Will the deer eat this?!” One of our most-asked questions at D Avenue Nursery: yup, although we live in a beautiful place sometimes its residents can get a little pesky. But don’t be disheartened – there are plenty of plants and flowers that won’t be food for the next deer wandering through your garden! We’ve…

Tomatoes: A How-To Guide

We’re giving you 20% off 4” tomato starts this week at D Avenue Nursery, so to get you inspired here’s a few top tips for growing these favorites at home! SUN. Tomatoes love sunshine, so make sure that wherever you decide to plant or pot them receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Now…

Martha Washington Geraniums

These show-stoppers are a firm favorite and we just got a bunch more in stock! Martha Washington geraniums (Pelargonium x domesticum) do best during the cooler early-spring, preferring warm days and cool nights.  Their ruffled, velvet-like petals and vibrant colors make them great additions to borders, beds, or as gifts for seasonal holidays such as…

Colorful Corydalis

If you’re looking for a vibrant show-stopper to add to your garden, look no further.  The stunning corydalis has incredibly vibrant blue flowers and it loves cooler summer climates so does particularly well here in the Pacific Northwest. Corydalis is a rhizomatous plant, meaning it spreads via vine-like rhizomes under the soil.  It flowers from…

Best Bloomers for Mid-Spring

Don’t you just love that spring brings continuous waves of color as we progress through the season and different bloom times?  Well we do, and we’ve picked a few of our favorite mid-spring flowers below! 1. Lily of the Valley.  The delicate white bells of this flower give off the most heavenly perfume, and as…

What’s The Deal With Rhodies?

Rhododendrons (often called “rhodies”) are a classic Pacific northwest shrub, well known for their exuberant blooms and for being the floral emblem of Washington state.  But what exactly are they and how can you make the most of them in your garden? The genus Rhododendron is part of the Ericaceae family (which also includes azaleas, blueberries, cranberries,…

Veggie Starts Are In

Homegrown fruits and veggies are experiencing a massive resurgence in popularity, and we are all for it! Picking fresh vegetables straight from your garden is such a pleasurable experience, and with our range of veggies starts at D Avenue Nursery we can help you expand or start your kitchen garden today! Stop by and check…