outside garden center

Gardens have the opportunity to bring peace and joy to our lives. It is wonderfully appealing to be able to walk through budding blooms in beautiful hues in our backyards. The abundance of growth and life is a way to reconnect to our roots and perhaps ourselves.

home garden center

Gardening and environmental consciousness go hand in hand. With 83% of Millennials saying they try to be environmentally conscious according to one survey, it is logical that many Millennials are taking up gardening. In fact, 29% of gardening households are aged 18 through 34 years old. And gardening among Millennials is only growing. Knowing that many of these new gardeners are taking up gardening for environmental reasons, here are five ways to make an environmentally friendly garden:

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Studies show that Americans are embracing plant parenting more by the day. The home garden industry increased by a staggering $10 billion in 2018.

Osteospermum blooms

Last week we introduced our Container Collection - featuring unique blooms and foliage to refresh your summer containers. We want to highlight a few more of our favorites from this collection this week. Plants with bold colors and textures that add tremendous visual interest.

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The Benefits of Nature

Being in and around nature has significant benefits for our health. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, a 20-minute stroll in nature has been shown to elevate happiness, increase alertness, and improve mood. Additionally, being in nature has even been linked to increased compassion.

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 Wilsonville team!

When we were asked by Lynnette Sandgren - Director of Design of Renaissance Homes, to participate in the NW Natural Street of Dreams by designing some truly awe-inspiring containers, we jumped at the chance.

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!