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Winter Food for Hummingbirds in the PNW

Winter Hummingbird Food and Plant Options for the Pacific Northwest As gardeners in the Pacific Northwest, we know firsthand how important it is to provide food and shelter for our beloved hummingbirds during the winter months. These tiny birds are a joy to watch as they flit from flower to flower, and we can do […]

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Watson’s Gift Guide

Unwrap the magic of the season with our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide! From cozy home accents to thoughtful tokens of affection, these gift ideas will warm hearts and spread joy. Whether you’re shopping for the gardener, the houseplant parent, or a baking connoisseur, our guide has the perfect gift to make their season merry and […]

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Hellebores: The Perfect Perennial for Winter

Winter may be cold and dreary, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Living in the Pacific Northwest, I’ve discovered the joy of planting hellebores, also known as the Lenten or Christmas Rose depending on bloom time. More

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Your Guide to Growing and Harvesting Garlic

Garlic is one of the most rewarding crops to grow in a home garden. There are a staggering number of varieties available to grow as garlic is a traditional foodstuff all over the world, each region having their favorite types for different culinary and medicinal purposes. They are quite varied in size and flavor, much […]

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How to Create Your Own Sensory Garden

Imagine stepping into your garden and being greeted by a symphony of delightful scents, vibrant colors, and soothing textures. A sensory garden is designed to engage and delight all your senses, creating a truly immersive experience. In this blog post, we’ll explore the joys of creating a sensory garden and how you can incorporate fragrant […]

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Your Guide to Growing Tomatillos in the PNW

Tomatillos:Tomatillos are great plant to grow if you like plants that are easy, disease resistant and very productive. There are three kinds generally available, green, purple and a little yellow one called a pineapple tomatillo. The pineapple tomatillo is very sweet and small, tastes great fresh and if dried whole makes an extremely delicious little […]

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Your Guide to Growing Corn in the PNW

Types of Corn:Corn is an ancient staple food that originated in South America. It has been extensively bred and selected to become the juicy super-sweet kernels we are used to today; but there are also many truly ancient heirloom varieties still being preserved and grown by collectors all over the United States.Most of the Native […]

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Your Guide to Growing Cucumbers & Melons

Melons and Cucumbers:Cucumbers are native to India and have been grown for food for over 3000 years. There are many types of cucumber available to grow these days; the most common two being pickling types or the smooth skinned English cucumbers for fresh eating. A favorite variety of mine is the lemon cucumber which is […]

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Your Guide to Growing and Harvesting Peppers

Types of Peppers:Peppers are another beloved summer garden staple that is grown very similarly to tomatoes once the danger of frost is past. The varieties available to us these days are stunning, in number, flavor, beauty, vigor and heat! New breeding has created ever spicier types and competitions to survive eating them but even if […]

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Your Guide to Growing and Harvesting Garlic

Types of Garlic:Garlic is one of the most rewarding crops to grow in a home garden. There are a staggering number of varieties available to grow as garlic is a traditional foodstuff all over the world, each region having their favorite types for different culinary and medicinal purposes. They are quite varied in size and […]

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