Pumpkin Passion: Delicious Recipes for Sky Squash
Every year in October, a good part of the Sky greenhouse becomes an all out festive fall pumpkin patch! We source organic and sustainably grown pumpkins, gourds, and squash from just a few special local growers in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re looking for the perfect jack-o-lantern to carve before all hallows eve, or a… […]
Plants for a Haunted Halloween Garden
Some gardens are spooky year round! Bloodgood Japanese Maple Two very special seasons collide in our October gardens. Of course, we’re talking about fall planting season, and spooky season! Now is the perfect time for our gardens to get into the spirit of things with wonderfully wicked plants of all kinds. Whether you garden in… […]
The Fall Garden Fashion Show
While spring and summer boast plenty of blooms, one could argue that the real fashion show belongs to autumn. In our Pacific Northwest fall gardens, flowers give way to colorful berries and intriguing seed pods; leaves transition through a vibrant cavalcade of colors, then drop to dramatically reveal textured bark and twisting branches; and all […]
Pest Damage ID Part 3: Who’s destroying my garden?
Creepy crawlies may come to mind first when we think about garden pests, but birds and mammals can sometimes cause us even more trouble. Damage from smaller critters might look like holes or discoloration. But when it comes to uprooted plants, heavily nibbled veggies or flowers, seeds snapped right up out of the ground, or… […]
Pest Damage ID Part 2: Who’s Discoloring My Leaves?
Pest damage isn’t always as obvious as holes in your leaves. In our last pest damage ID post, we covered the most common insect pests that chew or rasp away at plant leaves. This time, we’re taking a look at some more subtle culprits: those that suck the juices right out of your plants like… […]
Celebrate Summer: Inspiration for Garden Gatherings
A garden party of any size can be a wonderful way to celebrate the season of abundance. Many of us are yearning for a little jubilation now more than ever, and a garden is the perfect place to make those memories. At the same time, we may be keeping our gatherings smaller, and looking for… […]
Natural Pest Management for Indoor Plants
Where there are plants, you can be certain there will be pesky creatures looking to munch on them. Unfortunately for indoor plant parents, this holds true even inside our homes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared, and minimize any harm that may befall your plants. Where Do Indoor Pests Come From? Even if… […]
The Garden Walk: Daily Checklist for a Healthy Garden
Hi there, dear Sky Nursery readers. Toby Madrone here. I usually stick to a more informative tone, but I decided to change it up a bit today, and share from my personal gardening experience. I hope you enjoy this post in all of its honest plant-nerd glory. I take a walk through my garden every… […]
Pest Damage ID Part 1: Who’s chewing holes in my leaves?
If you garden long enough, sooner or later some pest is going to break your heart. Maybe your freshly emerged seedlings will be mowed down to the ground, your favorite flowers will emerge twisted and discolored, or you’ll find an entire shrub defoliated in a matter of days. There are many wonderful and rewarding things… […]
Bee Or Not a Bee? A Guide to Flying Garden Friends
Gardeners know how important bees are to our gardens and our planet, and most of us welcome the ones we recognize. But for all their popularity, bees remain misunderstood. Many people don’t realize just how diverse bees really are. Even many avowed bee-enthusiasts may only picture the classic black and yellow honey bees when… […]