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‘Bee-You’ Bee Balm

Monarda, commonly known as Bee Balm, has been a popular garden perennial for many years. Most of the modern hybrids come from two species native to the eastern United States. Today’s cultivars come in a range of colors, including…

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7 tips to build soil health

Our approach at In Harmony focuses on building healthy soil, which is vital for plant health. Healthy plants lead to a landscape that is sustainable and easier to maintain. A recent article in Fine Gardening has great tips for how to “Put the Life Back into Your Soil.” The article focuses on how to support […]

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Episode 35: An Abundance (of mistakes and produce)

Our gardens are bursting and we talk about the successes and mistakes that shaped our season and guide you into planting for an abundant fall harvest. We also give folks some suggestions about what to do with all of the extra veggies multiplying in gardens this season.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022: Favorite Sanctuary Garden #3

The Stitchers’ Garden , designed by Frederic Whyte and built by Champain Landscapes and Brampton Willows won a silver medal at the Show. The theme is intriguing. It was sponsored by the charity Fine Cell Work, which teaches prisoners needlework, the idea being that this skill will nurture their self-worth and encourage them to lead…

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Celebrate Summerific Week

Every year during the first full week of August… we celebrate the perennial Hibiscus moscheutos and its many cultivars… An incredibly durable North American native that can sport blooms the size of your face in late summer when lots of other plants have pooped out…

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Episode 34: Delightful Deciduousnesses

Showy summer blossoms overshadow the silent bones of our gardens that bring delight after the season fades into cooler temperatures. We chat about a few different multi-season deciduous trees that can be planted now to bring joy throughout the year.

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CROSS POLLINATOR: Firewise Communities

The image above was the exact one that my mom shared with me while asking for my assistance in preparing her log home and ponderosa pine property in Eastern Washington to better protect against wildfire. It was then that I learned of firewise techniques and Firewise Communities. After helping her, a few neighbors of ours […]

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Some Like It Hot

Summer wouldn’t be what it is if it wasn’t for the hot, passionate side of the color spectrum that contains red, orange, and yellow. It makes the long slog through the wet and grey days of spring all worth it…

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