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Environmental Information

""Our backyard was a hot mess; drainage issues, grass that wouldn't grow after multiple french drains, plants that wouldn't thrive, a crane fly playground...it was ugly. Alan Burke came over for a consultation and gave us multiple solutions to amend the situation by offering his "Good, Best and Very Best" options". (Angie's List 9/14) "Just had to say how much Peter and I absolutely love our backyard garden. We sit out at night enjoying the pond, the birds the butterflies, the landscape and constantly remark what an amazing, peaceful setting you created for us. Peter loves futzing in the garden and spending time training his pod of fish, all named the Larrys (the big guys) and the Garys - the gold fish. Every night is like an adventure at Sea World when the fish get fed. Hope you are having a great summer". Janice C. (June 2015)"

- Janice & Peter C. (Issaquah)

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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.