A container of blooms by a work of art.

We challenged our container experts at each of our stores to create a beautiful container inspired by great art. This week, we continue our Art of Containers series by featuring the custom container design contributed by our Al's of Woodburn team!

A young child enjoys a popsicle on a hot summer day

I don't know about you, but it sure seems that August got here awfully quick this summer, and I want to savor every last minute. A great way to savor the summer is by refreshing those containers that you planted way back in April or May that might be looking a little tired.

A container of blooms by a work of art.

We challenged our container experts at each of our stores to create a beautiful container inspired by great art. This week, we continue our Art of Containers series by featuring the custom container design contributed by our Al's of Gresham team!

A container of blooms by a work of art.

We challenged our container experts at each of our stores to create a beautiful container inspired by great art. This week, we kick off our Art of Containers series by featuring the custom container design contributed by our Al's of Sherwood team!

two containers filled with flowers

We think the world of gardening shares a lot with the world of fine art. In fact, we’ll go ahead and say that our fantastic custom container designers are true artists themselves! Using the language of color, texture, and balance, our container designers create botanical works that are both beautiful and inspiring.

A hummingbird visits a magenta penstemon flower

With their small size, incredible speed, and brilliant colors, hummingbirds are much-loved pollinators. If you want to attract more hummingbirds to your yard and garden you can always add feeders, but here are some pollinator preferred perennials that hummingbirds especially love.

butterfly visits a Yarrow plant

All of our perennials are at their height of beauty. No wonder that June is Perennial Gardening Month! Right now Al's has the biggest selection and most varieties of perennials than any other time of year. This week we wanted to share with you perennials that are particularly good at attracting our beautiful pollinator friends - the butterflies.

Star Jasmine on a trellis

While we tend to think of blooming annuals and perennials that attract pollinators to your yard, there are many trees, shrubs, and vines that can also draw their attention (and many benefits). Here are some of our favorite shrubs and vines that we encourage you to mix in to your Pollinator Preferred garden.

Bees visiting lavender plants

When it comes to doing our part to sustain our environment, understanding and accommodating bees and other pollinators is an easy way to get involved. While there are many flowering trees and shrubs that also attract bees, June is historically known for perennials. In fact, June is Perennial Gardening Month and perennials that attract pollinators to your garden will be our focus all month long. To begin, here are some helpful tips for inviting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds into your garden.

ears of grilled corn

This delicious combination of Mexican spices add a wonderful flavor to corn on the cob. While the flavor is complex, this recipe is quick and easy to create. Once the corn is grilled to perfection, you will be sure to impress your guests with this tasty summer side dish.