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About Toni Cross – Container Gardening Services, Seattle Area

Container Gardening Services, Seattle AreaToni Cross is the founder and owner of Seasonal Color Pots LLC and she specializes in container gardening services for residential landscapes in and around Seattle, designing and installing all types of container gardens. Her projects range from large outdoor container groupings to space-efficient indoor ones.

She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist, meaning that she has a proven knowledge of soil, plant varieties, maintenance, disease, and design. This expertise in horticulture guides her in combining the right elements for healthy container gardens. She understands the importance of a well-designed and properly maintained container garden and what each component requires in order to make it flourish.

Toni also has an artistic eye and a history of working in the arts. This combination of her love for both art and horticulture can be found in each of her pieces. Using these talents, she learns about the style of the home or garden and then creates a design.

Carefully working through each detail of her project, she considers the type of container and which plants work well together to compliment the surroundings. This focus on aesthetics, combined with an understanding of what makes plants thrive, are what make container gardening services from Seasonal Color Pots LLC so successful.

Container Gardening Services, Seattle AreaToni is also a writer and speaker on horticultural topics. Her contributions to the horticulture world have been informative and educational, as well as encouraging toward others in their gardening ventures. Her passion for this field is contagious as she shares the beauty of gardening as well as the practical side of cultivating and caring for plant life.

As a longtime Washington resident, Toni understands the unique characteristics of the Seattle area climate. A wide range of moisture conditions along with seasonal changes brings both advantages and challenges to gardening.

Living and working in the Seattle, Washington area has given Toni a thorough understanding of how to use flowers and plants in her container designs that will flourish in this unique climate. The container gardening services that she offers are built around these factors. Each detail, down to which soil and fertilizer to use, is included in her design process bearing in mind the environment as a whole.

Toni keeps her knowledge current with continuing education. Within the vast field of horticulture there is always new research available for plant care. There are constantly new discoveries such as which types of soils are best for plants and the environment or in the case of container plantings, what type of materials should be considered. She is a member of Plant Amnesty and Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. Through these associations she is kept up-to-date as well as able to share her experience and knowledge to bring awareness to current issues.

Container Gardening Awards

Toni has been awarded for her garden designs having received the Distinction Award for Color in the Landscape – Residential from Washington Association of Landscape Professionals in 2004 and 2009. These honors were the highest award presented in this category for those years.

Nothing less than spectacular…


“We have worked with Toni for over 10 years. Each spring she designs and renews 17 large pots on the decks of our homes on Whidbey Island and Queen Anne. The pots are nothing less than spectacular every year. Working with Toni is so easy. She is the consummate professional…expert, on-time, on-budget, considerate, and fun. Our pots constantly draw rave reviews from everyone who sees and gets to enjoy them. It is a privilege to be one of her clients. Put simply, we love Toni and would give her 11 stars if possible. “ Read more Houzz reviews here.