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Fall Sale Favorites Part 2: Perennials

All year round, our plant buyers seek out the most beautiful and interesting plants from our local growers. They bring in lots of fresh plants for our Fall Sale so you can keep your garden looking beautiful and find great savings. Our perennials department is filled with fall- and winter-blooming plants right now so we […]

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Fall Sale Favorites Part 1: Trees & Shrubs

All year round, our plant buyers seek out the most beautiful and interesting plants from our local growers. They bring in lots of fresh plants for our Fall Sale, through October 4th, 2020. Some have unique fall and winter interest and others can be planted now for rewards next spring and summer. All of them […]

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A Trove of Cloves!

In addition to garlic being mighty yummy and great for our immune system, it is also a wonderful pest (and vampire) deterrent. Adding garlic around your garden and in different beds will be super handy when it comes to the amount of pests you have to manage come Spring and Summer. Planting Instructions: Break bulbs […]

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Here Are A Few Gems To Brighten Up The Fall Garden

It always amazes me that no matter how many times I visit the garden center, I always seem to find something that looks interesting and is calling to me to take it home and add it to the landscape. You would think that I would run out of space eventually, but the reality is that […]

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Breathe, Love

Last week, we attempted a 3-day hiatus from reality to the Methow Valley, beyond the jagged peaks of the North Cascades. As we left home, smoke was moving into Western Washington from wildfires blazing east and south of the Methow Valley, which was surprisingly clear until Friday, when we returned home. By Friday, the wind […]

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Our 9 Favorite Plants for Fall

Early Fall is one of the loveliest times in the Pacific Northwest garden, as foliage begins to show spectacular color, fall flowers bloom, and certain summer plants just keep right on performing until frost. We wanted to share some of our favorite plants for a gorgeous fall garden.

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Spiders

ORB WEAVER SPIDERS Orb-weaver spiders hatch early in spring and live for one to two years. During the summer they try to hide so they are not eaten. In the fall as they grow, they build their webs higher for warmth and to catch more insects. Webs are made from a protein that comes from… […]

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Help people facing a food crisis

As the pandemic drags on, more and more people in our state are facing a food crisis. Food providers expect the crisis to continue for months to come. Over half a million people in Washington have filed for unemployment since March. As a result of COVID-19, the number of people in our state who cannot… […]

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Feed Your Soil, Feed Your Plants: build a soil ecosystem

A garden is a living ecosystem that starts with the soil. Each handful of healthy soil contains billions of microscopic fungi, bacteria, and animals that are hard at work transforming organic material into food your plants can use. That’s the secret to organic soil fertility: You feed your soil microbes, and the microbes feed your […]

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A Few Important Things To Do This Month

Fall is in the air! The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler and the sun is moving farther south, creating longer shadows on the north side of the garden. These climatological events are triggers for the garden, to let it know that winter is coming and seasoned gardeners will respond accordingly. Here […]

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