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Larry and Bethany Lael

Owners, Lael’s Moon Garden Nursery, Rochester, WA

Larry and Bethany Lael are lifelong gardeners and plant nerds. While working in other careers, they sought refuge in gardening at their farm. Seventeen years ago they opened Lael’s Moon Garden Nursery on April Fools’ Day to share their passion for gardening and support their plant habit. It’s a destination nursery showing the culmination of 40+ years of gardening experimentation. An area of flat, open ground was transformed by building mounds, creative stone work and plantings of oaks, sequoias, beeches, and maples with smaller trees, shrubs and perennials. Come visit Lael’s Moon Garden, be inspired and …’Plant your own Eden.™’ Visitors may tour the extensive display and test gardens with mature plantings, gravel pathways and a picnic area. Stroll through the Larch Arch, contemplate the redwoods and enjoy the local birds. In the nursery they have over 1,000 varieties of large and small ornamental trees, shrubs, edibles, conifers and selected perennials. Larry has had two humorous gardening stories published in Green Prints: The Nursery Man’s Lament and Aim Between the Eyes. Larry and Bethany have written and published numerous garden tips on their website and presented talks to several garden clubs and Master Gardener Groups. Larry taught a class on bonsai at South Puget Sound Community College and both completed the WSU Master Gardener Training Program.

Visit Lael’s Moon Garden, booth #2901 near the entrance to the Seminar Rooms, only available on Wednesday at the show.

Colorful Conifers and Companions

Not all conifers are huge, dark green trees—many selections are dwarf, can offer bright color and seasonal changes, and a great variety of textures and shapes. There’s a huge selection of conifers that can dress up the garden year round. They are easy care and can also lend themselves to artistic pruning. Lael’s Moon Garden practices gardening as an art form and conifers provide many artistic options. Discover some of the best conifers that can be used in almost all gardens.

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 10:00 am / Hood Room