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Your Guide to Growing and Harvesting Tomatoes

Why You Should Grow Tomatoes:Tomatoes are the glory of the summer garden and while all fresh homegrown food tastes beautiful, homegrown summer tomatoes are an incomparable flavor experience. Even if you don’t have a garden, a cherry tomato plant tucked into a pot on the front porch or back patio is the essence of the […]

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Your Guide to Growing and Harvesting Herbs

Herbs are a fascinating class of plants and one of the most useful. Most of them take up very little space and make an enormous difference in our kitchens. For growing purposes, I like to think of herbs in two groups; the tough, drought tolerant, Mediterranean shrubs and subshrubs like thyme and rosemary and then […]

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Your Guide to Cold Weather Vegetables

Many vegetables benefit from getting started in very early spring when the weather is cooler. Many more can be started after the summer solstice in order to hold them to harvest slowly throughout the fall, winter and earliest spring. Here in the PNW we are lucky enough to have pretty mild temperatures in spring and […]

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From Container to Landscape

Plant and enjoy the beauty of container gardens now. Then refresh! After a season, remove the plants from the containers and plant the tree, shrubs and perennials in the landscape and fill the container gardens with summer color! More

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Winter Food for Hummingbirds in the PNW

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 our part to help them thrive by offering them a […]

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How to Grow Gorgeous Camellias in the Pacific Northwest

Let’s talk about one of the most beautiful and beloved plants in the Pacific Northwest, the camellia! Not only are they beautiful and low-maintenance, they’re also perfectly suited for our climate. Read on to find out more about why camellias make such great garden additions here in the PNW and how to care for them.

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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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A Garden In Winter

Create space in the garden for winter blooms and color. Add foliage to light up and silhouette the grey Pacific Northwest Skies. Sasanqua Camellias brighten up winter days with showy flower during December and January. Season fragrances from Daphne and Dawn Viburnum fill the garden with aroma in late winter as textural shrubs and perennials […]

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Fall Fashion for the Garden

Fall colors stylize and paint this garden design highlighted with Japanese Maples. Create a woodland walk with natural flagstone through the garden. Finish with a circular seating area with a surface of fine, crushed gravel to create the perfect spot to relax in the garden.

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How to Plant Garlic Bulbs

When you take your garlic home Open your package immediately and inspect it. If you have any questions or concerns, now is the time to contact us! Leave bags open, and store your garlic in a dark and cool place until you are ready to plant. Don’t store them in plastic or in the refrigerator.

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