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Garden clubs in Snohomish and Island Counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Easter bunny arrived in America the 1700s by way of Germany

Eggs, on the other hand, have been a universal symbol of spring since ancient times.

Garden clubs in Snohomish and Island Counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Great Plant Pick: Rhododendron ‘Snow Lady,’ dwarf rhododendron

What: Rhododendron “Snow Lady” is a smaller, mounding shrub with masses of pure white flowers in very early spring. The evergreen foliage is dark green… Continue reading

Home & Garden events in and around Snohomish County

Plant talks and more: Snohomish County Home & Garden calendar

One more reason to play in the dirt: It makes us happier

Scientists say a bacteria found in dirt boosts serotonin levels, making you feel relaxed and happy.

Rhododenrons have more range than you think

With more than 1,000 varieties, there’s a rhodie with the size, shape and color you’re looking for.

Another sign of spring: Fun facts about the Pacific tree frog

This time of year, chorus frogs can be heard singing for a mate in evenings and mornings.

Garden clubs in Snohomish, Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Gardening tools: Experts help through hotline, drop-in clinics

The WSU Extention program is meant to help gardeners with their plant and pest problems.

Great Plant Pick: Abies koreana, Korean fir

What: Aristocratic in appearance and slow growing, Abies koreana, commonly called Korean fir, has wonderful layered branches with deep green needles that have startling bright… Continue reading

This old Singer sewing machine isn’t real — it’s a wood carving

The copy an example of fool-the-eye (trompe-l’oeil), a popular theme in a new type of art.

Critics say Paddy character is no longer politically correct

Some think the British cartoon is a negative stereotype that insults those of Irish background.

Dig it up: Get your plant sale listed in the Homes section

It’s almost time for The Herald to run our annual list of sales spanning April, May and June.

Fun facts about robins, the musical harbingers of spring

Some of the birds live here year-round, but most head south for the winter.

Great Plant Pick: Ribes sanguineum ‘Pulborough Scarlet’

What: A cultivar of the native flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum “Pulborough Scarlet” was selected for its deep, cardinal-red flowers opening to a rich, rose red.… Continue reading

Swamp Lantern Festival celebrates our native spring flowers

Behold the beauty of the skunk cabbage during the Northwest Stream Center’s event.

Garden clubs in Snohomish, Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Gardens can and do come back to life after a freeze

Time will tell if there is winter damage, so don’t get in too much of a hurry to pull plants out.

Circa 1920 tea set an example of Supremist Art in Russia

The abstract design of the pot and two cups was based on the circle, square and cross shapes.