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A Few Tips For A Better Garden In 2023

I know a few of you might find it incredibly hard to believe, but I actually spend a considerable amount of time researching my columns rather than just making s#%t up.  In truth, it is probably a combination of both.  We live in the information age where knowledge is all around us, literally at our […]

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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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A Time to be Still

I’m not very good at resting – ask my swim coach or my husband! Our recent snowfalls held us hostage at home for a few days since our hill was not safe to drive – which of course I took as a personal affront to my plans! Yet, there is beauty in the stillness and…

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How cold is too cold? It depends…

As we move into the winter season, I am often asked when we should worry and provide protection for our landscapes. There are, of course, many variables that can affect winter hardiness in a plant, but in general, my rule of thumb is…

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Big Trees Inc Helps Family Move Trees to New Home

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc, (https://bigtreesupply.com) a tree nursery and tree transplant company in the Seattle area, was contacted recently by a long-term customer who had purchased many trees over the years. They were considering buying a house in their same neighborhood, but were heartbroken by the potential loss of all the investment they had […]

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Nine Great Evergreen Trees for Your Landscape

By Nancy Penrose Evergreen trees provide beauty to your landscape all year round. Here are nine great evergreen trees that will add to your property. Now is an ideal time to plant a new tree in your landscape. Douglas Fir The Douglas fir is a dense evergreen native to the Pacific Northwest. It has a […]

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Enjoy holiday light shows at local public spaces

The days grow shorter and the nights longer in December, as we approach the winter solstice. It’s a good time to enjoy some holiday light shows and activities. Public gardens and zoos offer a number of options to help escape from the darkness. Seattle’s Dunn Gardens offers a Winter Spiral Celebration on December 9 and 10 […]

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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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