Spring is happening at Westwood Gardens, even with the SNOW!

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We are not fair weather gardeners at Westwood Gardens! We are bringing on Spring in spite of the SNOW we have had sent to us by our Bi-polar Mother Nature. We are hoping she is back on her meds now and will send us Spring as usual. She is not stopping us, though. Come in and see Spring at the Nursery, you won’t be disappointed! Our talented designers, Jill and Stephanie have been busy and have a great selection of planters to delight you! They can custom make any thing your heart desires!

New Coolaroo Shade Sails for your yard!

Fun, Colorful, Shade Sails coming this Spring!

These lively jolts of color can be easily installed to transform any yard into your backyard oasis! Sometimes exterior design calls for subtlety. Sometimes boldness is required. For those latter occasions there are the Coolaroo Shade Sails.

Coolaroo shade sails are not your grandparent’s patio umbrella. They look bolder than that, brightly colored in square and triangle shapes. It’s remarkable how one lone shade sail can lend an outdoor space a contemporary touch. String up a group of shade sails and you can transform a space into something you’d expect to find at a modern art museum.

What you can’t see from the photos is how durable the Coolaroo material is. This isn’t like hanging out a sheet. The shade sails are made for life outdoors. The sail’s nylon edges will not tear or fray. The color of the material will remain bright even when permanently hung outside and exposed to moisture, intense sun and temperature extremes. The D-rings on the corners of the Coolaroo will stay anchored to the included stainless steel poles. And it isn’t just Spot Cool Stuff saying so—Coolaroo products come with a 10 year warranty. If your shade sail becomes damaged the company will replace it for free.

Best of all, the Coolaroo fabric blocks out 90% of the sun’s harmful UV rays while allowing breezes to pass through. So life under a Coolaroo is cool in more ways than one.

Garden Color in an instant!

Keeyla Meadow's newest book...

 

I saw Keeyla Meadows when she was promoting her first book at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle a few years ago. She presented a seminar there about using color in the garden. We all sat there waiting for her to spill out something that we could  take home with us that would make our efforts look even 1/100th as over the top as her creations.  She taught me one very important thing.  It hit home and continues to be one of my secret weapons in the garden.  She said in her talk, ” the fastest, least expensive way to add COLOR to any garden is with PAINT! …After that, I have never been able to walk past the MIS-MATCHED paints in Home Depot or Lowes without checking to see if they had some beautiful color that I needed for something magical that I might paint some day. My son and I started transforming the Garden Center yesterday. We started by adding a fresh coat of white to the main walls and shelves in the gift shoppe.  Today I moved forward and went crazy with a beautiful, natural shade of Grey on 3 tables, one shelf and 2 crates and made a “new” corner to display some new products on order.  Tomorrow I am moving on to the good stuff…Coral and Lavender and Turquoise!  It has been a long winter and I have been COLOR Starved! I am in Heaven with my$ 3.00 gallons of paint and a roller and a brush!  When I get done painting everything in sight, I will reward myself with a copy of my Favorite Garden Artist’s newest book!