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Heucheras To Lust After

As we move into the fall season and shift our containers from summer to an autumn and winter theme, one of the major staples to consider is the genus Heuchera…

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Fall Bulbs – What Could Be Easier?

Now that we have had a few good soaking rains, some of you might think that the gardening season is over. But as you might expect, I am here to inform you that there are at least 2 more good gardening months to look forward to…

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Fall Color In A Can

I’m not one to rush into the fall season – our summers are far too short as it is and the longer I can convince myself that September is really late summer, the longer I can enjoy backyard picnics (socially distanced of course) and shorts. And, despite the cool June, this has been a great […]

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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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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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Perennial Herbs You Can Grown Year ‘Round

There is a surprising array of hardy herbs that we can grow in our northwest marine climate and not have to worry about replanting every spring. Many of them can actually be brought inside and placed on a bright window sill for the winter where sprigs can be plucked as needed. Left outside, many can […]

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Ornamental Grasses – Purveyors of Whimsy & Drama

Whenever I think about what to write about this time of year, my mind always seems to migrate to ornamental grasses. Here are a few varieties that recently caught my attention on my weekly visit to the nursery…

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Every Garden Needs A Bluebeard In It

Last week I pontificated about the merits of the genus Hibiscus and the fact that it is among the very few shrubs that bloom late into the summer. There are a handful of other summer-blooming choices that don’t come in quite so many variations but are just as reliable and dare I say, essential to […]

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August Is Hibiscus Month In My Book

Let’s face it, there aren’t a whole lot of shrubs that bloom in August… Of the few players that actually come into bloom this time of year, hibiscus are on the top of my list….

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