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Chelsea Flower Show 2022: Favorite Sanctuary Garden #2

Sometimes ignorance really is bliss. Had I read the background on The Boodles Travel Garden , designed by Tom Hoblyn ahead of time I’d have struggled to comprehend it on that level, trying to determine which plant represented which country for example. Even now, truthfully, the written concept does nothing for me other than indicate…

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3 New “Pee Gee” Hydrangeas To Salivate Over

This happens to me every spring and it drives me crazy… I am perfectly happy with the plants I have in my garden until I see the “new and improved” versions out on the market. They all have these fancy new features that make them irresistible, and all of a sudden, my established plants start […]

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Don’t forget to water your trees

Hotter weather is on its way, with highs in the high 80s and even 90 degrees next week. Your trees will suffer in the summer heat without occasional deep watering. Don’t forget to water your trees in summer to keep them healthy. You may think that the occasional rain we get in summer is enough […]

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7 Things We’re Buying With Our Swan Dollars

Do you know about Swansons’ Swan Dollars? This fabulous tradition is our way of saying “thank you” for shopping with us in the spring. Each April, May, and June, you collect Swan Dollars on every purchase you make. In July, it’s time to gather them all up and visit Swansons to redeem them. You can […]

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Big Trees Inc Helps Family to Move Tree with Sentimental Attachments

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc, (https://bigtreesupply.com) a tree nursery and tree transplant company in the Seattle area, helped a family who needed to move a tree that had sentimental attachments for the family. The family had planted a beautiful Japanese Maple in their mother’s memory years ago, and scattered her ashes under the rootball when […]

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Picking the Right Spot to Plant a Tree in Your Yard

By Nancy Penrose Trees add beauty and value to yards, streets, and communities. However, deciding where to plant a tree is an important decision. Choosing the right spot will add to the value of the home, whereas choosing the wrong spot can become a nuisance or liability. Tree placement Before you plant, it’s important to […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022: Favorite Sanctuary Garden #1

I had to stop and pinch myself more than once. I was actually here – at the one and only Chelsea Flower Show, with a coveted Press Pass no less, enabling me to photograph all the gardens with fewer crowds (although dodging the BBC cameras mounted on enormous booms was a challenge at times!) Although…

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Evolution Coneflowers – They Just Keep Getting Better & Better

Over the last 10 years I have written several times about the attributes of our North American native, Echinacea purpurea, or what we commonly refer to as a coneflower. These tough perennials mix well with Ornamental Grasses, Sedums, Lavender, Black-eyed Susan Daisies and really, just about any summer blooming perennial that likes a hot, dry, […]

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