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"It is hard for people to accept the idea that a garden does not have to be watered."
- Robert Nold, High and Dry

We are a specialty nursery located in Sequim, Washington, dedicated to the production and promotion of noteworthy water-wise plants! Here you can find a wide range of interesting and hard to find treasures, such as cold-hardy desert plants, plants from the Southern Hemisphere, Mediterranean plants, dryland native plants, and more. Founded in 2005, Our aim is to show Northwest gardeners how to make plant selections that require little or no summer water once established. We specialize in mail-order, as many of our plants also offer excellent performance, or potential, outside the Pacific Northwest! We propagate and produce all of our own stock here at our nursery in beautiful Clallam County, Washington, without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We also offer seed of some plants.

Our web site is also intended as an informative resource for those who wish to learn how to grow various kinds of unusual plants, especially xeric plants and others adapted to our summer-dry climate. Please enjoy the photo galleries, blog, and plant articles on the site! We hope you learn something interesting while browsing through our pages, whether it be about rare plants, gardening, or our climate.

Read more about us here.


Podocarpus macrophyllus
Fool all your friends! This yew relative from China and Japan looks nothing like a conifer... MORE>>

Juniperus maritima
Native only to the headlands and islands from northwest Washington up to the Strait of Georgia area, this tree... MORE>>

Leptospermum lanigerum [purple leaf form]
Here's a plant for those of you who like purple woolly tea. Sounds great, doesn't it? But actually, this species... MORE>>
P.O. Box 3475, Sequim, WA 98382 · email: mail@desertnorthwest.com
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