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Your September Checklist for Fall and Winter Houseplant Care

I know, I know…we still have a little while to enjoy warm summer days, late sunsets, and meals al fresco. But your houseplants will be forever grateful (and you will be too, by default) if you follow these simple guidelines that will prepare them to happily snuggle in for fall and winter.

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Tips for managing powdery mildew

Have you seen powdery mildew on your plants? This is the time of year when conditions are ideal for this fungal disease. Powdery mildew is common on a wide range of plants, including annuals, perennials, food crops such as squash and pumpkins, and ornamental shrubs such as roses, hydrangeas, rhododendrons and crape myrtle. The University […]

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A Few Tips To Get The Most Out Of Late Summer

As we wrap up the end of August, we should for the most part be able to simply sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Yes, there are still beans to pick, cucumbers to pickle, zucchini to put on the neighbor’s front porch when they are at work, flowers to harvest for dining […]

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Episode 37: Wash Your Watering Woes Away

It’s late summer – have you got your watering habits down to a science. We haven’t seen much rain so it’s easy to over water or under water or worry about watering … let us help you find the right balance to keep your current garden growing and help the new additions establish healthy roots […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022: Favorite Garden Overall

Every detail spoke to me: the rich yet restrained color palette, the clear geometry bringing order, the use of the diagonal axis to expand perception of space, the layering of plants and of materials and the exquisite metal design used both for the pavilion and rill.  I stood trying to absorb it all for at…

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4 Great Reasons To Visit The Garden Center In August

I was in the nursery the other weekend looking for some ideas for my next column, when it occurred to me: “What is it that draws shoppers into the garden center this time of year?”. Considering that there is nary a shy bone in my body, I thought, why not ask a few customers why […]

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How to Grow Perennial Hibiscus

These tropical wonders, with their dinner-plate-sized blooms and tropical appearance, may seem like an impossibility in our perennial landscapes. The truth is, they’re astonishingly easy to grow! More

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Episode 36: Dahlias

Dahlias are everywhere right now and who better to chat find out how to care for the growing and cut blooms than the wonderful woman behind the little yellow flower shack in Port Gamble, Gamble Cove Dahlias very own Yvonne. She shares her secret for the longevity of cut dahlias and answers the age-old question […]

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When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

By Nancy Penrose Knowing how and when to plant trees is crucial to their success. In the Pacific Northwest, the optimal time for planting is October – April. However, planting outside of this window can be successful too, so long as the trees are planted correctly and have the proper irrigation in place. Fall […] […]

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