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Lupines in the Snow

Can we take anything for granted anymore? A couple weeks ago we were buried in ten inches of snow. After the apocalyptic winter of pestilence, politics and deadly riots, any degree of confidence that spring will come again strikes me as foolish; we should put that dangerous Sound-of-Music cliché out of its misery. The world […]

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How to Start Seeds Indoors

Starting seeds indoors gives your vegetables, herbs, and flowers a head start so they can grow larger and have better (and longer) harvests or flowering periods. With a few basic supplies and a little patience, it’s easy and fun to start seeds indoors. As everyone knows, a little tending is good for the soul!

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Do You Suffer From “Hortitostrogenitis”?

I have this theory (I know, some of you are thinking, “OMG, what is he going to say next”), that gardeners possess a special “horticultural hormone” that I have dubbed “hortitostrogen”. This is a non-gender specific hormone that kicks in about this time of the year and causes my fingers to start twitching with an […]

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Indoor Plants & Pets

You may have heard that indoor plants and pets don’t mix. Depending on what you’ve been reading, you might even have given up on the whole idea of house plants for fear of poisoning your fur-babies. While we definitely believe in being cautious about toxic plants, we’d like to offer a more optimistic perspective. Keep… […]

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Benefits of nature for your health

Taking time to enjoy nature is very beneficial to your health. You could spend time outdoors walking, gardening or just relaxing. You could be in your own landscape or another natural area. Bottom line: spending time in nature makes us both happier and healthier. Health and nature are closely connected. “There is strong evidence that… […]

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Planting up a Strawberry Pot

Strawberry Pots are a great choice for space saving planting! Perfect for herbs, succulents, annuals, edible flowers and strawberries; these pots are super easy to plant and look fantastic on your patio. We made a quick video tutorial of how to plant up a Strawberry Pot! Items Used:– Strawberry Pot– Potting Mix– Herbs

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Gardening With Kids: Starting Seeds Indoors

There’s something miraculous about a seedling as it starts to grow. Anyone who has poked toothpicks into the sides of an avocado seed and watched it unfurl its first bright green leaf or planted a bean seed in science class will understand. Seed-starting is a great way to have fun with your kids and it […]

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Alex’s Basic Pruning Process for Deciduous Shrubs

Have you found yourself standing there, with your pruning tools in hand ready to prune a shrub because it the right time to do it? Yet, it can be quite daunting to know where to begin. Click Here for my process that I go through as I prune shrubs in late winter or early spring. […]

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African American Garden History and the Future

African Americans are at the center of our nation’s gardening and farming history and are an integral part of shaping the future. We went searching for examples of how they have experienced and contributed to past and present gardening and farming practices in the United States. We were taken aback by the amount and depth […]

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Virtual Northwest Flower & Garden Show

The Virtual Northwest Flower and Garden Show starts on Friday! We are reminiscing on last years show with photos of our display, “Alice’s Woodland”. Paying tribute to Alice Eastwood, a self-taught botanist and women of science. ⁠Designed by Juli Bertucci and the other strong women at Urban Earth Nursery. ⁠Recipient of the City Living People’s […]

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