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,…