a field of Spanish Lavender

There's nothing better than adding perennials to your garden. With a little planning you'll have color all summer long! Here are a few of our favorites, in bloom now at Al's.

red Azalea 'Hino-Crimson' blooms

You’re not from the Oregon if you don’t have at least one Azalea or Rhododendron in your yard. They are bursting with blooms right now!

Al's Video Tip

Conifer Day is here, and Judy Alleruzzo shows us some of the unique conifer varieties available now at Al's.

A 'Flaming Silver' Pieris in March

Pieris is definitely a triple threat! It is evergreen, has profuse blooms, and its new foliage emerges a fantastic red-bronze color. You can’t get more beauty into a single shrub.

flowering Mt. Fuji Cherry Trees outside Al's of Sherwood

Portland has long had a not so secret love affair with the flowering cherry tree. Whether you’re walking through Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, or the state capital in Salem, there is nothing more glorious than cherry trees in bloom.

Al's Garden Recipe

Here is a simple, but impressive recipe that will be sure to delight your guests. What could be easier than a puff pastry wrapped brie?

close up of a 'Red Storm' Quince bloom

Big, richly colored, double flowers provide a stunning early spring display. 'Orange Storm’ and the other Double Take ™ Quinces puts on a spectacular early spring display of large double flowers with an intense orange color - you'll do a double take!

a large star magnolia tree in bloom

The Manolia stellata, or star magnolia, is a slow growing shrub-like tree that produces blossoms in early spring. This tree is a member of one of the most ancient flowering plant families and features several unique characteristics.

close up of a clematis bloom

The bold foliage and quick growth make this a very useful vine, but the Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift' really stands out in the garden when it is in full bloom in early spring.

close up of forsythia bloom

Forsythia are among the first plants of spring to burst forth in flower. While forsythia bushes are easy to care for, there are a few things you can do to help them perform their very best. With proper care, your forsythia plant will reward you with a brilliant display of yellow flowers.