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Gardening

Grow your own mint — even in winter

I had a craving for fresh mint. I wanted to toss it with sliced oranges, knead it into meatballs and steep it for tea, even though January is not mint’s time. The supermarket had it in little plastic packages, skimpy and half-dead. So I set out in search of a local nursery with mint plants. All I...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Home and Garden


What needs doing in the garden this month

Remember how I said that January was a slow month in the garden? It’s sort of like idling — the engine is running but we aren’t really going anywhere. Well, February is when we move out of neutral and shift into first gear. There is a whole lot going on this month so let’s get to...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit: Dragon Plant

What: Dracaena Marginata, commonly called the Dragon Plant, is an excellent choice for an indoor plant, as it is easy to grow and adds vertical interest to the room. This dracaena works well as a single plant behind a piece of furniture, or as part of a grouping of potted plants of...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Home and Garden


The berry best

Three great bushes for Snohomish County gardens

Date: 02/04/2016 | Home and Garden


Upcoming gardening events around Snohomish County

Classes and talks "Japanese Maples, All You Want To Know": Talk by Trevor Cameron of Sunnyside Nursery at Monroe Garden Club meeting, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Monroe United Methodist Church, 342 S. Lewis St., Monroe. Open to the...

Date: 02/04/2016 | Home and Garden


Upcoming gardening events around Snohomish County

Natural Yard Care Classes: King County is partnering with the Snohomish Conservation District to offer a series of three classes this winter, all about creating a healthy, sustainable landscape. The classes are hands-on workshops for people who are new to the concepts of natural yard-care...

Date: 01/28/2016 | Home and Garden


Garden clubs

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Home and Garden


Looking at bare-root trees? Here’s what you need to know

Northwest gardeners have a unique opportunity this time of year, it’s called bare root season and it only lasts through the end of March. Here is what it is all about.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Home and Garden


‘Homegrown’ app an informative garden companion

“Consumers are utilizing technology in the garden,” says Joan Casanova, spokeswoman for Bonnie Plants, a brand of vegetable, flower and herb plants sold at garden centers locally and nationwide.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Home and Garden


County Living Expo topics run the gamut

The Country Living Expo at Stanwood High School offers 175 classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30.The following is a list of some of those:Growing FoodBest apple and pear varietiesFruit tree pruningMason bees

Date: 01/21/2016 | Home and Garden


A rosy outlook offered for gardens in 2016

There's no point in letting the politicians have all the fun. I, too, can put together a synopsis of this past year and make predictions for this coming year. Here goes nothing.2015 was one of the best years on record from a gardener's perspective. Our spring was warm and...

Date: 01/21/2016 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit: Lemon twist dwarf conifer adds colors to gardens

What: Chamaecyparis obtusa "lemon twist" is a dwarf conifer that will brighten any garden or container. Its foliage resembles twisted golden threads. Branches of this shrub add a real punch to floral arrangements. Commonly called lemon twist hinoki, it is...

Date: 01/21/2016 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

Past, present and future perspectives on western Washington agriculture: Panel discussion starting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Washington State University's Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536. Panel with four speakers who have worked in various capacities in...

Date: 01/21/2016 | Home and Garden


Birds, bees and pruning trees

Country Living Expo offers more than 175 workshops and classes

Date: 01/21/2016 | Home and Garden


Shutterbugs are not garden pests

Go back to school ... at the garden store.Many nurseries offer classes year-round for free or for cheap. There are even classes for people who don’t like to get their hands dirty.

Date: 01/17/2016 | Life


Seed catalogs brighten cold, dark January nights

In an old French gardening book, the author describes the winter ordering of seeds for the new year’s garden. “We wait until the children are in bed. We must choose wisely because if the children were there, and we had to listen to them, they would make us order anything just because of the beauty...

Date: 01/14/2016 | Home and Garden


Bee-yond honeybees

New guidebook buzzes with info on bees

Date: 01/14/2016 | Home and Garden


Whistling Gardener: These plants will banish boredom from your garden

OK folks, here's the deal: There isn't a day that goes by that a customer doesn't come into my garden center and ask me how they can achieve year-round interest in their garden. My reply is always the same. "Come to the garden center once a month, buy something that looks...

Date: 01/14/2016 | Home and Garden


Snohomish County-area garden clubs

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net.American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; Wayne Lawson,...

Date: 01/14/2016 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden Calendar

"Indoor Gardening with Unusual Houseplants": 11 a.m. Jan. 16, Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Christianson's house-plant buyer Eric Andrews will talk about strange and uncommon house plants and cover the care and feeding of these...

Date: 01/14/2016 | Home and Garden


Garden clubs

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net.

Date: 01/07/2016 | Home and Garden


Plant of merit: Lawson False Cypress

What: Lawson False Cypress ( Chamaecyparis lawsonia) is an evergreen tree of extraordinary beauty. Its flat blue-green foliage seems to reach upward, creating a tree with a very thick but soft appearance. Some of the blue color appears whitish-gray, which gives the...

Date: 01/07/2016 | Home and Garden


What to do in your garden for January

Yup it's time again for my monthly checklist. I know what you're thinking: Can't this guy just kick back for a month and give us a break? No need to get too worried. January is a pretty laid back month for the garden. Here are some thoughts to ponder:

Date: 01/07/2016 | Home and Garden


Upcoming gardening events in Snohomish County and beyond

Share your eventsTo submit an item for the Home & Garden calendar, e-mail abrown@ heraldnet.com.

Date: 01/07/2016 | Home and Garden


A succulent feast

The high-style, easy-care plants are showing up everywhere

Date: 01/07/2016 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

Snohomish Garden Club: Talk by Lisa Taylor, garden educator and speaker who works with gardeners of all ages speaker, 7 p.m. Jan. 11, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth Street. More at www.snohomish...

Date: 12/31/2015 | Home and Garden


Four resolutions ‘real gardeners’ fail to keep

I first wrote this piece in 2001, and 15 years later it still feels relevant. It's encouraging to know that the true attributes of a "real gardener" haven't changed."Next year I promise not to buy any more plants until I have planted all the ones that...

Date: 12/31/2015 | Home and Garden


Grant Plant Pick: Morella californica, California Wax Myrtle

What: Morella californica (previously known as Myrica californica) is also called California wax myrtle or California bayberry. It is an easy-to-grow medium-sized shrub that can be used in formal or naturalistic gardens. It can be sheared to produce hedges or other...

Date: 12/31/2015 | Home and Garden


Now’s the time to buy yourself an amaryllis

The big, red blowsy amaryllis has positioned itself as a holiday bloom, but I'm with Christian Curless, a horticulturist who raises and sells this Samson of flowering bulbs.Dutch-grown bulbs are hard-pressed to flower in time for the holidays because of the way their...

Date: 12/31/2015 | Home and Garden


Ditch the red and green

Plenty of cheery indoor plants to chase away winter’s gloom

Date: 12/31/2015 | Home and Garden


Use winter to reconnect with nature’s rhythms

Dec. 21 is what we officially refer to as the Winter Solstice. This day has the ignominious distinction of being the shortest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere). Of course while every day is essentially the same length (24 hours the last time I checked) the solstice has the...

Date: 12/24/2015 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit: Umbrella pine

What: Umbrella pine (Sciadopitys verticillata). This magnificent tree is not a pine at all, and is so unique that it is the only member of its family and genus. Native to Japan, it should not be allowed to dry out and should be sheltered from strong winds. Umbrella pine...

Date: 12/24/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

"Oak Leaf" Fundraiser: Put your message on a stainless steel oak leaf. From now until the end of 2015, individuals or businesses can make a gift of $250 or more to help finish the South Arboretum Plan at Evergreen Arboretum at Legion Park in Everett. The...

Date: 12/24/2015 | Home and Garden


Garden clubs

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net.

Date: 12/17/2015 | Home and Garden


The merits of mulch

Landscaper Ladd Smith shares the benefits of composting

Date: 12/17/2015 | Life


Some great gifts for the gardener in your life

Need a break from all those chores I left you with last week? Can't face moving one more bale of compost? Tired of raking the never-ending litter from that massive wind storm? Take a break and go have some fun looking for gifts for the gardener in your life, even if it is only you. Here...

Date: 12/10/2015 | Life


Plant of Merit: PAWPAW Asimina Tribola “Taylor”

What: PAWPAW Asimina Tribola "Taylor"This deciduous tree is native to the temperate woodlands of the eastern United States. The discovery of fossils indicate that it is indigenous to this part of the world, likely carried west and south by native...

Date: 12/10/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

Vertical Gardening: Workshop by Floretum Garden Club. 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 12, Edmonds' Coldwell, Banker Bain meeting room, 108 5th Ave. S, Edmonds. Presented by EdCC horticulture instructor Zsofia Pazstor, the workshop will include information and techniques that you...

Date: 12/10/2015 | Home and Garden


Divine decorations

Snohomish home dressed to the nines for Parlor Tour

Date: 12/10/2015 | Home and Garden


Here are some gift ideas for the gardener in your life

There is no shortage of trowels, hoses and birdhouses out there just waiting to be wrapped up for your favorite gardener. Following is a varied selection of gift ideas, from simple to a splurge and practical to indulgent.Zen garden. Luludi Living Art has...

Date: 12/03/2015 | Home and Garden


It’s cold and blustery, but there's still plenty to do in the garden

Now that the tryptophan from Thanksgiving has worked its way out of our systems, we can get back to cleaning up our gardens after the big wind storm a few weeks ago and the recent freeze. We can be thankful that we didn't have to deal with snow — although snow is actually a...

Date: 12/03/2015 | Home and Garden


Grant Plant Pick: Cryptomeria japonica

What: Cryptomeria japonica, or "Black Dragon," is one of the most variable conifers you can imagine — with plants ranging from very dwarf rounded shrubs, trees with golden or contorted leaves, and wild forest trees to 80 feet high and 20 feet wide.

Date: 12/03/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series 2016: The WSU Master Gardener Foundation of Snohomish County's 13th Annual Speaker Series. Lectures are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at Mukilteo Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 4514 84th St. SW, Mukilteo. The entire series of...

Date: 12/03/2015 | Home and Garden


What I'm thankful for in the garden and out of it

Of all the gardening tools I own, I am most thankful for my handheld, gasoline-powered leaf blower. Now I know that leaf blowers are the bane of many city dweller's existence. They are noisy, kick up considerable dust and pollute the air, but boy are they slick when it comes to...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit: Physalis alkekengi

What: Physalis alkekengi, or Chinese LanternsRelated to tomatillos and easily grown from seed when sown after the last frost, Chinese Lanterns' papery seed pod is inflated, and encloses a fruit. When dried, they hold their color, last for years and are a...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

Garden D'Lights: Bellevue Botanical Garden, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 28 to Jan. 2. This year, the event is bigger, better and brighter than ever. New additions and long-time favorites, as well as a new and improved route through the light displays. Tickets are $5, with...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Home and Garden


Grant Plant Pick: Bald Cypress

What: Bald cypress, or Taxodium distichum, evokes the essence of the deep south. Few would think that a tree from the swamplands of the steamy southeastern U.S. would do so well in our Northwest gardens. It is one of a handful of deciduous conifers, in autumn its needles turn...

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden


Use your garden to bring holiday cheer inside

My job gets really tough this time of year. Trying to motivate folks to get out into the garden and clean up the beds, replant the containers, plunk some bulbs into the ground along with spreading mulch everywhere to control weeds and insulate the soil is no easy task.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden


Gardening events in Snohomish County and nearby

Holiday Garden Art and Crafts: Arlington Garden Club, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21, Gleneagle Country Club, 7619 E. Country Club Dr., Arlington.Garden D'Lights: Bellevue Botanical Garden, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 28 to Jan. 2. This year, the event is bigger, better and brighter...

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden


Pilgrim primer

How they learned, with help, to live off the land

Date: 11/19/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

"Oak Leaf" Fundraiser: Put your message on a stainless steel oak leaf. From now until the end of 2015, individuals or businesses can make a gift of $250 or more to help finish the South Arboretum Plan at Evergreen Arboretum at Legion Park in Everett. The...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit: Rose “Orange Waves”

What: Rose "Orange Waves"Most roses peak in the spring and summer, but a few of the most cherished ones bridge the seasons, and one such rose is Orange Waves. When photographed in late October, this rose was resplendent and still had buds...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Home and Garden


Hellebores and conifers are hard to beat for winter wonderlands

If you're looking for a sturdy perennial that will grow in shade or morning sun, look no further than hellebores.These perennials are tough as nails and rarely need to be divided once they are planted. Mostly disease-free and only occasionally visited by aphids, hellebores...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

"Oak Leaf" Fundraiser: Put your message on a stainless steel oak leaf. From now until the end of 2015, individuals or businesses can make a gift of $250 or more to help finish the South Arboretum Plan at Evergreen Arboretum at Legion Park in Everett. The...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Home and Garden


My dogwood is blooming and other random thoughts

Normally at the first of each month I dispense my gardening wisdom in the form of a monthly to-do list, something I suspect many of my readers loathe because of the ensuing guilt they feel knowing they won't get half of it done.Considering that last week I wrote about...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Home and Garden


Grant Plant Pick: Ilex crenata “Mariesii,” columnar Japanese holly

What: Unlike most other Japanese hollies, which are mounding or spreading shrubs, "Mariesii" heads straight for the sky, creating a dark green exclamation point in the garden. Crowded on its erect, green-maturing-to-grey stems are tiny, round, glossy,...

Date: 11/05/2015 | Home and Garden


Rain garden success

What you need to know to make your own (and why you should)

Date: 11/05/2015 | Home and Garden


Getting your garden bed ready for winter

First off, let me say that I don’t like the expression “putting the garden to bed.” It sounds too final. The fact is, there are still plants out there that are wide awake and, believe it or not, some plants that react to winter with renewed energy. But there are some specific tasks that we can do...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit

What: Fuchsia “Peter Pan”

Date: 10/29/2015 | Home and Garden


calendar

Regional Orchid Show: Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. NW, Seattle. Regional Northwest Orchid Society show features displays by orchid societies from throughout the Pacific Northwest and from vendors who will be competing for coveted American Orchid Society awards. It is an...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Home and Garden


Creepy and dangerous

Some plants really get in the spirit of Halloween

Date: 10/29/2015 | Home and Garden


Grant Plant Pick: Acer sieboldianum, Siebold’s maple

What: Its small size and upright habit make Acer sieboldianum an excellent choice for the small garden. This slow grower has a narrow, upright crown that slowly broadens with age into a majestic form. The small star-like foliage colors in the autumn to a glistening red...

Date: 10/22/2015 | Home and Garden


House plants can do amazing things

Back in the late 1960s, when I was finishing up my undergraduate studies, house plants were all the rage. In the trade we referred to them as foliage plants and had it not been for the draft and the Vietnam War my path might very well have been through the vast foliage growers of...

Date: 10/22/2015 | Home and Garden


An invitation to explore

Well-designed garden path offers many pleasures

Date: 10/22/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

Seattle Home Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 through 25, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave., Seattle. Hundreds of displays of home and garden products; "Meet the Experts" seminars; the newest in building products and materials; landscape...

Date: 10/22/2015 | Home and Garden


Stolen Bayside Park bench means a lot to Everett family

Visitors to Everett's Bayside Park and P-Patch can still see summer's bounty. Some crops have yet to be harvested, but on a misty day the place looks like fall. A hay bale offers a spot to sit and savor the...

Date: 10/21/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Five reasons you should remove a dead tree

Severe winds, harsh storms and wood-boring bugs can brutally assault your trees.Ultimately, certain problems like these can kill a tree.Even if your tree has died from an inadequate water or nutrient supply, you should still consider having it removed.

Date: 10/15/2015 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit

What: Living Vertical Garden

Date: 10/15/2015 | Home and Garden


Gardening pros share common mistakes that drive them crazy

You would be wrong, so wrong, if you imagined a gaggle of garden gurus shuffling off to the potting shed, whispering, trading reports of the trowel-and-error so often committed by the unwitting, the innocent, the ill-informed home gardener.Why, these gardening wizards...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Home and Garden


Beyond pines: Winter is time for conifers to shine

As much as I hate to admit it, it’s time to jettison the summer color and start thinking about what will look good in the garden all winter long.

Date: 10/15/2015 | Home and Garden


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Master Builders Association Remodeled Homes Tour: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17, Seattle. Tour is free, and the Tour Passport, which contains tour information and project addresses, is available in digital format at www.remodeltour.com.

Date: 10/15/2015 | Home and Garden


Grant Plant Pick: Pennisetum orientale “Karley Rose”

What: Grasses add textural interest to any border and this oriental fountain grass is particularly good for the sunny border. Pennisetum orientale "Karley Rose" is noted for its attractive rose-colored flowers — spikes that rise above the mound of...

Date: 10/08/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

Workshop and Horse Farm Tour: "Figuring Out Footings & Winter Mud Management" is a free program by Snohomish Conservation District, 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 10. This Stanwood horse property is on the tour schedule because of its excellent mud management...

Date: 10/08/2015 | Home and Garden


Garden clubs

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net.American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; Wayne Lawson,...

Date: 10/08/2015 | Life


Vases make tulips bloom indoors

Tulip mania, a strange financial "bubble" in Holland in the 1630s, made a tulip bulb cost up to 10 times the yearly income of a skilled craftsman, according to some writers. So the flowers became a status symbol, and the very rich or royal bought huge flower containers to...

Date: 10/08/2015 | Home and Garden


Now is the best time to plant spring bulbs

I have fond memories of planting bulbs as a youngster.First, Mom and I would go to the garden center and study all the amazing varieties. After making our decision and purchasing the bulbs, we would go home and lay the bulbs out in the beds in drifts.Then, I...

Date: 10/08/2015 | Home and Garden


A winning transformation

Everett couple created show-stopper from mess of a yard

Date: 10/08/2015 | Home and Garden


He really likes them apples

Modern Johnny Appleseed grows more than 150 types on 25 trees

Date: 10/07/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Monte Cristo awards ceremony is Oct. 8

EVERETT — Keeping Everett beautiful is important to the city and its economy, so each year homeowners and business owners are honored for their efforts to enhance the curb appeal of their properties.The 21st annual Monte Cristo awards reception and ceremony is...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit: Kalette

What: KaletteThis new hybrid is a cross between two very popular vegetables, kale and brussel sprouts, a plant of extraordinary beauty. Large grey-green ruffled leaves seem to float on thick bright purple stems. Kalette is the first "new"...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Home and Garden


Garden clubs

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net.American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville; Wayne Lawson,...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Home and Garden


Winter’s coming so it’s time for October’s to-do list

It is official. As of Sept. 23, the days are now shorter than the nights and will continue to be so for the next six months. While that might sound depressing, the fact is that Mother Nature doesn't seem to be bothered by it at all. In fact, there are actually plants that seem to wake...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Home and Garden


Home & Garden calendar

EventsMonte Cristo Awards Ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. The Monte Cristo awards recognize Everett residents and business owners for efforts to make their homes and businesses attractive and...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Home and Garden


Spring surprises

Consider new and underused bulbs to plant for spring show

Date: 10/01/2015 | Home and Garden


From park to kitchen

Produce harvested at demonstration garden given to food bank

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News


Great Plant Pick: Aconitum carmichaelii

What: Aconitum carmichaelii, or azure monkshood, has strong upright spikes of deep violet-blue flowers and can be the star of the garden in late summer to early fall. The delicate and lacey foliage lining the stems is a perfect compliment to the boldly colored blooms.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Home and Garden


Garden clubs

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. West, Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Home and Garden


Keeping your garden interesting through fall and winter

Anyone who has followed my columns over the years will recognize the following mantra: “If you want year-round interest in your garden, you need to go to a garden center once a month and buy something that looks interesting.”

Date: 09/24/2015 | Home and Garden


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EVENTS

Date: 09/24/2015 | Home and Garden


Don't miss

5 things to do at Everett Fall Home show this weekend

Date: 09/24/2015 | Home and Garden


Catching up with gardening legend Ed Hume

Hume, 83, founder of Ed Hume Seeds, has been pulling weeds and sowing seeds in front of a camera since 1962. He has hosted the TV show, "Gardening in America," for 50 years.His wife, Myrna, and their sons, Jeff and James, were born in Everett. His first gardening...

Date: 09/22/2015 | The Chat


Plant of Merit: Potentilla “Longacre”

What: Potentilla "Longacre"This deciduous shrub is a bright spot in any garden as it is in bloom from June until the first frost. Also known as cinquefoil, "Longacre" offers saucer-shaped sulfur yellow blooms and is easy to grow, as...

Date: 09/17/2015 | Home and Garden


Restore your lawn

If it's looking sad, now is the perfect time for a repair job

Date: 09/17/2015 | Home and Garden


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Events

Date: 09/17/2015 | Home and Garden


Grant Plant Pick: Podocarpus nivalis

What: Alpine totara is an extraordinarily adaptable evergreen shrub. Brought into cultivation from the high elevations of New Zealand, this underused conifer is a great addition to our region. Its dark green needles have a slight bluish cast and hold well on a dense and...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Home and Garden


What feelings make you feel like fall has arrived?

The whole concept of "fall" is something so much more than the relative hours of daylight and darkness. Fall is a feeling, a sense of change, and there are different things that trigger that feeling in us.For me the fall season begins when the school buses start...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Home and Garden


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Events"Things I Have Learned in 65 Years of Gardening" presented by Ed Hume: 10 a.m. Sept. 26, sponsored by Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs, Evergreen District, VOA Building 16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Home and Garden


Plant of Merit: Rose “Carding Mill”

What: Rose "Carding Mill"This David Austin introduction is named for an English town. The apricot beauty has a strong myrrh fragrance and large blooms with pale yellow centers, opening to apricot. This shrub's strong, straight stems make it an...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Home and Garden


Bulbs and more on September garden agenda

Fall is for planting. It is true, fall is an excellent time to plant just about anything. Go ahead and plant new shrubs and trees, perennials, vegetables, lawns and containers this time of year. They will get established in the fall and take off like a rocket come spring. Here is a list of other...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Home and Garden


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EVENTS"Things I Have Learned in 65 Years of Gardening" presented by Ed Hume: 10 a.m. Sept. 26, sponsored by Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs, Evergreen District, VOA Building, 16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood. Free.

Date: 09/03/2015 | Home and Garden




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