Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – Three Rockery Winners:
Take a look at this triple-header of plants bringing a rockery landscape to life: Sedum, Thyme and Lavender are the botanical stars of this view. Each helps to bring a spot of color and textural interest to this rockery slope.
Sedum is the low growing waxy plant. Available in a variety of shapes and colors these hardy easy care plants are also known as “stonecrop.” As their name implies, they do well in spaces between stones, particularly the low growing variety. You can learn more about them in this previous post.
Our other two stars are not only beautiful as ornamentals, but of course they are also very useful herbs! They flourish in sunny spots and have been used for centuries in culinary, medicinal and household preparations. We have had great success cultivating thyme in a sunny kitchen garden that gets morning rays and has good drainage. It has been so successful that we passed on some of our abundance to friends and found these as some of the popular uses for thyme to suggest: Use thyme to season breads, poultry, and beans. The delicate flavor also pairs well with eggs, tomatoes and cheese. A final suggestions is an aromatic herbal steam facial!
Whether in a rockery or border garden, these winners provide beauty and interest year after year.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.
As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner/Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.
If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.
Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.
Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).
Their current hours are:
- Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.
Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: (206) 878-7002
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