Here at the NW Bloom nursery we have always had an “Orphanage”. This is where all of the unwanted plants come to live and get the chance at a new beginning, in a new garden.
In the majority of our projects there are usually plants that the client wants to get rid of — for various reasons; maybe it was growing too big for the spot it was originally planted in… maybe it was the wrong color of flower.. maybe it was in a spot slated for a more desirable plant. Regardless, we don’t believe good plants should go to waste! Many of the plants we end up transplanting are the same – rhodies, boxwoods, roses, lilac, ornamental grasses, etc because they take to transplanting well. Even though these are common in many landscapes, there are many projects that have no plants to start with or have a low budget, and getting more mature plants can save a lot of money!
Hundreds, if not thousands of salvaged plants have found new homes in our garden projects. It has been always been a common practice at NW Bloom since the business first started out! Now, even the internationally recognized green building program LEED even gives projects points for reusing plants!