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A Garden In Winter

Create space in the garden for winter blooms and color. Add foliage to light up and silhouette the grey Pacific Northwest Skies. Sasanqua Camellias brighten up winter days with showy flower during December and January. Season fragrances from Daphne and Dawn Viburnum fill the garden with aroma in late winter as textural shrubs and perennials […]

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Fall Fashion for the Garden

Fall colors stylize and paint this garden design highlighted with Japanese Maples. Create a woodland walk with natural flagstone through the garden. Finish with a circular seating area with a surface of fine, crushed gravel to create the perfect spot to relax in the garden.

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How to Plant Garlic Bulbs

When you take your garlic home Open your package immediately and inspect it. If you have any questions or concerns, now is the time to contact us! Leave bags open, and store your garlic in a dark and cool place until you are ready to plant. Don’t store them in plastic or in the refrigerator.

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How to Grow Perennial Hibiscus

These tropical wonders, with their dinner-plate-sized blooms and tropical appearance, may seem like an impossibility in our perennial landscapes. The truth is, they’re astonishingly easy to grow! More

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How to Grow Citrus in the PNW

Growing your own citrus can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only do you get a fruit producing tree, but you get intensely fragrant blossoms and an amazing patio plant for the warmer season that becomes a unique houseplant during the winter season. The most common method of growing citrus in PNW is a schedule […]

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Gardening for Pollinators

Pollinator insects need your help! Pollinator populations continue to decline due to the increased use of agricultural pesticides, and supporting pollinators is one of the easiest and best ways to improve the health of your local ecosystem, increase biodiversity, and support food production. Unlike yellowjackets and wasps, which can be grumpy and aggressive, pollinator insects […]

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Smoothie Herb Container Garden

Plant a container garden of herbs mixed with fruits for ingredients to make flavorful, healthy smoothies! Herb Smoothie Making Tips Herb leaves are packed with flavor. Don’t overdo it! Add a few leaves at a time and adjust to taste. Grow your herbs and fruits organically or purchase organic ingredients to use. Play with herb […]

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Watson's Grown Annuals

Your favorite annuals, grown right here to our highest standards for 35 years and counting. Our homegrown plants are the bedrock of our business. Each year, for as long as anyone can remember, Watson’s has planted and nurtured popular annuals for our customers. And as we’ve grown, so has the space devoted to Watson’s Grown. […]

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Soil Guide

Whether you are potting your very first houseplant or budgeting for a major landscaping project, everything begins— and can potentially end—with the soil. Here are the basics you need to know to have a successful season. Garden soil amendments Soil amendments maintain the integrity of your soil by adding valuable organic matter. This matter breaks […]

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Vegetable Gardening 101

Eat what you sow There exists in life few pleasures more rewarding than popping a ripe, sun-warmed cherry tomato into your mouth that you picked just moments earlier. Or inviting friends over for supper (now that it’s finally safe to do so!) and serving them a truly fresh salad, assembled entirely from ingredients you grew […]

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