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Environmental Information

"Our objective was to add an outdoor living space adjacent to our home that would complement and connect to the natural vegetation on an adjacent hillside. The project included installation of patio pavers, a pond with waterfall, plantings, stone walkway and steps, and a large custom arbor. Photos of the completed project can be viewed on this site in the Image Gallery section (see "Trepanier project"). We couldn't be more pleased with the end result. From the start, owner Alan Burke was a pleasure to work with. He listened (patiently) to our ideas, and as befits a true professional offered intuitive suggestions and options we hadn't considered. Alan emphasizes clear communication, evidenced by making sure we understood each option, its cost, and possible trade-offs to make sure we stayed within budget. The project itself went very smoothly. Workmen were punctual, courteous, paid attention to detail, and we considered them craftsmen more than laborers. All contributed greatly to a completed project that in many ways exceeded our expectations. We continue to enjoy this "extension" to our home, and never hesitate to recommend Classic to guests, friends and neighbors in our Hunters Glen homeowners association."

- Hunters wood project (2018)

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As you probably know by now, at Classic Nursery & Landscape Company we are committed to the environment. Concern for the environment has created an interest in the use of native plants in home landscaping. When plants are put into a situation that mimics their native growing conditions they establish faster, tend to have less need for water, and typically experience fewer problems with disease & insects than introduced species. These low maintenance plants also provide wonderful food & cover for birds & wildlife.

Visit the Washington Native Plant Society

Salal Gaultheria shallon - Evergreen shrub that helps in slope stabilization, provides wildlife habitat & can tolerate a range of soil conditions.

Mahonia Mahonia aquifolium - Also known as Oregon grape mahonia helps in slope stabilization, is evergreen and is a wonderful addition for wildlife habitat.

Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus - A deciduous shrub that has pinkish flowers followed by white berries. An excellent shrub for birds that adapts well to moist soil conditions.

Deer Fern Blechnum spicant- Beautiful evergreen fern, new fronds come out stiffly erect on black stems.

Red Flowering Currant Ribes sanguineum - Deciduous shrub with intense pink blooms in spring that hummingbirds love! Adapts well to moist soils and blends nicely into woodland areas.

This list is just a sample of what is available, please call or come visit the nursery to see our complete stock. While you're here, take a walk on the Sammamish River Trail and see these plants in their 'native' environment.