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Gardening Classes Are Back In-House

Here at Sunnyside Nursery, we have been teaching classes for years.  This is not unique to our garden center.  No matter where you live in the Puget Sound region, you should be able to find a garden center nearby that offers gardening classes, many of them…

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Seasonal Needle Drop for Evergreens

By Nancy Penrose “Needle drop” is a term used to describe a normal process that happens to many evergreens during the fall and winter season. While it is usually normal, it can be a concern for homeowners when they see a lot of needles falling. Every needle on an evergreen tree has a certain life span. […]

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Slow Down And Enjoy The “Quiet Time” In The Garden

First off, Happy New Year and congratulations on surviving all that 2022 threw at us.  Despite a soggy spring, long dry summer, and a killer freeze in December, I consider the year a success.  I made considerable progress in my new garden, planting a ton of new plants and…

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What Does an Unhealthy Tree Look Like?

By Nancy Penrose We all want our trees to be healthy. There are a lot of aspects to keeping your tree healthy and a lot of things to watch out for. It isn’t that hard if you know what to do and what to look out for. But for some people that’s the hard part. […]

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CROSS POLLINATOR: JANUARY 2023 Color of the Year – Viva Magenta

From Pantone: Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a […]

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Winter Bird Watching & Care in the Pacific Northwest

One of the greatest joys of a PNW garden in the colder months of the year is getting to observe winter bird species from the coziness of your own home. (Especially if you have a curious cat to birdwatch with you!) And, there are a LOT of things you can do as a gardener to… […]

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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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6 Ways to Repurpose Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

The holidays are winding down and despite the desire to keep your beautifully-decorated Christmas tree as a centerpiece in your living room forever, at some point (sob!) it’s gotta go. Here are 6 ways to transform your tree into a critter-feeding-bird-sheltering-kid-entertaining-garden-mulching thing of wonder this year.

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Pause to honor the winter solstice

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer as we approach the winter solstice. At our northern latitude, the sun now sets before 4:30 pm. We understand why many holiday traditions involve lights to push back the darkness. We hope your holiday season is filled with light and joy, comfort and cheer. At In Harmony, […]

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