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Sound Native Plants

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Profiles the characteristics of a different native plant each month, both common and rare


Species descriptions, plant lists, current availability,prices, and ordering information


Landscape contracting services, slope stabilization examples, and project photos


Planning, design and permitting for wetlands,streams, and sensitive habitats


Workshops and lectures for homeowners and continuing education for professionals



Find ideas for using native plants instead of cultivars in your landscape, with side-by-side examples

Recent News and Notes

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Grand Fir – Abies grandis

PLANT OF THE MONTH Abies Grandis (Grand Fir)           Grand fir is native to the Pacific Northwest from Montana to the Pacific coast and southern British Columbia to northern California, and it inhabits altitudes from sea level to 1800 meters. Unlike Douglas-fir, Grand fir is a “true fir” of the genus […]


Price Drop on Live Stakes

Nearly all species of live stakes have dropped in price: Scouler’s willow from $0.32/ft to only $0.25/ft Pacific willow from $0.34/ft to $0.28/ft Geyer willow only $0.38/ft Sitka & Hooker’s  $0.25/ft Cottonwood & R.O. Dogwood from $0.32/ft to only $0.28/ft Call us today for a quote on your next project!

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Western Hemlock – Tsuga heterophylla

PLANT OF THE MONTH Tsuga heterophylla (Western hemlock) The western Hemlock is easily identifiable by its drooping, conical top and similarly drooping branches. It ranges from 165 to 230 feet in height, and can reach up to 9 feet in diameter. Its needles are flat, short, and rounded, and their dark green top surfaces contrast […]

Ribes lacustre

Swamp Gooseberry – Ribes lacustre

PLANT OF THE MONTH Ribes lacustre (Black Swamp Gooseberry) This gooseberry is a member of the Ribes family, and can be found throughout temperate regions of North America all the way from sea level to subalpine elevations. It is known to grow in a wide variety of habitats, which include slopes, swamps, stream banks, open […]