Japanese Maples Grand Opening

Grand Opening in Olympia, WA

September 29th, 10am - 5pm

Maples For All Seasons Nursery

Come Celebrate with Us…

Lectures, Workshops, Raffles, Discounts!

Click Here To Register

Schedule of Events
Lectures. Our lectures and workshops are always in high demand at shows on Japanese Maples and pruning. This is a rare opportunity to get expert tips and advice from Barry in a small group on pruning and maintaining Japanese Maples. This is normally a $150 value for small group classes and we are waiving the fee.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Pruning of Japanese Maples from an Arborist point of view.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Planting of Japanese Maples in the landscape or containers.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Repeat of Pruning of Japanese Maples from an Arborist point of view.

Ornamental Grass Display Garden

We now have an area of ornamental grasses that were planted over the last 2 years. This garden shows what our grasses will look like as they mature outside.

It will help you understand the height and spread of each variety as well as the textures and colors. It’s a great place to start to imagine what your yard can look like with grasses.

DSC_0954_Small.jpg

DSC_0950_Small.jpg

DSC_0945.jpg

Washington State University Master Gardeners Program

 

Today we had the pleasure of giving a greenhouse tour to a great group, the Master Gardeners of Thurston County.  It was a gorgeous day for talking ornamental grasses, ground covers, and native plants. 

master gardeners DSC_5714.jpg

David showed the new grasses of 2017 and how to care for them.

After a little show and tell, we continued by taking a tour of the 14 greenhouses.  There was an exchange of ideas and knowledge.

master gardeners DSC_5793.jpg

We look forward to doing this again next year!

 

Planning For An Ornamental Garden

 

When planning to create a beautiful ornamental grass garden there are 5 basic factors to consider.

1. Sun: Most ornamental grasses grow well in full sun, and will perform best when placed in the sunlight. Some varieties, though, will do well in partial shade or full shade. Knowing how much sun your intended garden plot will receive, will help decide what plants to choose.

2. Soil: Ornamental grasses will only really require ordinary soil, one that is reasonably fertile and well drained. Some grasses grow better in wet soil where as others are more drought tolerant. Understanding the soil in your garden will greatly help your plants to grow to their full potential.

3. Irrigation: In areas with constant rainfall, bedded plants will not need watering except during periods of drought. Grasses native to an area, such as Washington State or climates with continual rainfall, will need less watering once established in a garden unless this is a serious drought.

DSC_4938.jpg

4. Winter: Selecting ornamental grasses that keep their foliage through the winter adds color and texture to the garden even during the cold winter months.

DSC_4928.jpg

5. Spacing: Ornamental grasses should be given plenty of room to grow. It is typically recommended to leave 3'-5' per 1 gallon pot.  When the plants mature and fill out the garden will be beautiful.

DSC_4902.jpg