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CROSS POLLINATOR’S CORNER: Flower & Garden Show 2024

Do you have giddy excitement this time of year in anticipation of the experience of stepping into a world filled with all of the garden goodies one could imagine at NW Flower and Garden Festival? Mark your calendars because this event certainly is a huge treat for us landscape lovers!  The sights, sounds and smells […]

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Choices in the Home Orchard – Part One

A huge trend in gardening over the last decade or so has been cultivating your very own homegrown fruit.  The pandemic intensified this practice, and it seemingly continues to become more and more popular for our patrons at Sunnyside, season after season.  While most all endeavors in the garden are gratifying to me, there is […]

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10 More Reasons to Add Trees to Your Yard

By Nancy Penrose Here are 10 more reasons to add trees to your yard. Trees Improve City Climate: Trees play a crucial role in mitigating the “heat island” effect in urban areas, counteracting the elevated temperatures caused by thermal energy stored in materials like concrete, asphalt and steel. These heat islands can be 3 to […]

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All About Dracaena

With a large variety of leaf shapes, colors, and patterns, Dracaena houseplants offer dramatic, architectural shapes and patterns. They’re also low-maintenance and some of the best houseplants at purifying the air. What’s not to love? Learn how to care for and propagate these easy-going indoor plants.

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Garden Screen Solutions

We all want to hide something whether it’s the neighbors or the trash cans, but before you rush off to the nearest box store for a generic screen  – or plant a row of arborvitae ask yourself a few key questions: 1. How high does the screen need to be? Is this viewed from inside…

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The State of Zone Denial

This time of year presents the perfect opportunity to discuss plant hardiness and perceptions on our climate’s growing zone.  Following the cold spell last week, it may be time to…

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How Care To For Air Plants

Air plants (tillandsia) are unique, ingenious, and fascinating. They follow their own quirky path, so it is no wonder that these marvels have such a devoted fan base. We get so many questions about them, so here are my best recommendations for air plant success.

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