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Making the Most of Spring Gardening

Rudyard Kipling once wrote, “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” To be fair, this hobby we call gardening can be downright hard work sometimes, but what joy to see a garden flourish and know that you played some small part in refining its beauty. With spring officially here, it's time to enjoy working the soil once again. As you start gardening [...]

Embracing the Season of Spiders & Drizzle

Whoever ordered the weather for September deserves a refund. Early autumn in the Pacific Northwest is usually just about perfect: cool, crisp mornings, warm sunny days, and flowers resurging with their last best show of color after a warm summer. This year felt like we went straight from glorious summer to spiders and drizzle—not what anyone ordered, for sure! But, as we settle into autumn in earnest, it’s time to [...]

2019-10-07T14:59:05+00:00October 9th, 2019|Bulbs, Container Gardening, Fall, Lawn Care|0 Comments

Early Spring in the Garden

Although it’s the shortest month of the year, this February just as well could have been the longest, with seemingly endless wind, snow and bitter cold putting a hard stop to most outdoor activities. Now, with spring weather here, it’s time to get on with early spring tasks around the yard and enjoy some fresh air and the warmth of sunshine on your face. First, if you haven’t already, [...]

2019-10-24T04:29:26+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Edibles, Fertilizer, Fruit, Lawn Care, Plant Care|0 Comments

A Time to Bring Life Back to Your Yard

With our long, wet winter stubbornly refusing to completely yield to spring’s warmer, sunnier weather, life in the Pacific Northwest this early spring has been a challenge for those of us who wish to get started gardening. With gradually improving weather, though, now is the time to begin repairing your yard, replacing dead or heavily damaged plants, and bringing new life to your garden. First, now is the time [...]

2017-03-30T03:34:07+00:00March 11th, 2017|Fruit, Hot Plants, Lawn Care, Planting|2 Comments

Four Early-Spring Garden Tasks

Just a month ago, I offered a word of caution in getting too excited about spring’s arrival—barely a month into winter, it hardly seemed appropriate to offer tips for spring work around the yard. As February is now more than half over, however, and with nary a sign of real winter weather in the forecast, you’re likely starting to look around the yard for things to do. Here’s my list [...]

2016-04-03T15:00:10+00:00February 19th, 2015|Edibles, Fruit, Lawn Care, Planting, Roses|0 Comments