Clallam County Master Gardeners

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Get It Growing: Ready, set, measure!

It is that time of year again – time to get back out to the garden and figure out how much new soil, compost or… Continue reading

 

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Get It Growing: Spiders and pest management

Spiders are among the least appreciated creatures that walk this earth. Most gardeners would sooner crush spiders than get to know what value they hold… Continue reading

 

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Get It Growing: Gardens where butterflies thrive

The Olympic Peninsula is gifted with a rich array of butterflies. For centuries, butterflies have been admired for their graceful beauty and for their transformation… Continue reading

 

Get It Growing: Paper wasps in the vegetable garden

The paper wasp (Polistinae) is a beneficial insect to have in a garden, especially a vegetable garden. It is a less aggressive species of wasp… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Water-wise gardening for summer

Summer is just around the bend and water-wise gardening is on our minds to keep plants happy and healthy into the fall. Water-wise gardening not… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Have you watered enough?

Perhaps you have been given watering instructions like this before: “During the growing season make sure your plant receives an inch of water each week”… Continue reading

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Get it Growing: What’s wrong with my greenhouse tomatoes?

This week the plant clinic question comes just in time for tomato season: “With the purchase of my home in 2018, I inherited a greenhouse… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: The majesty of the iris

Can you name the plant whose flower parts include the terms “standards,” “falls” and “beards” and, according to Greek mythology, was named after the goddess… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Dividing, propagating angel wing begonias

How many times have you thought about saving the gorgeous angel wing begonia that you have enjoyed on your patio from one season to the… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Growing berries in containers

Berries are a great addition to any garden. Although berry plants are most productive when planted in the ground, there are good reasons to grow… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Why did my seedlings die?

Today’s plant clinic concern comes from a resident who is new to the Olympic Peninsula: “My seedlings sprouted and were looking great, then, almost overnight,… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Using native plants as ornamentals

Editor’s note: See box for online resource web addresses. — MD There are many reasons for gardening with native plants, not the least of which… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Gardening with window boxes

Window boxes are a special type of container garden. Like other container plantings, window boxes bring the garden closer to your home, increasing access to… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Growing food in limited spaces

Do you think you need a big yard to grow a lot of vegetables? No, you don’t! You don’t even need a garden to grow… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Ask the Master Gardeners

A question from a resident of Sequim who lives at low elevation: I have a raised bed garden on the west side of the house… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Fungal disease causes and treatment

Fungi are everywhere; on our bodies, on our food, on our plants and in the air we breathe. In the garden, we encounter fungi on… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Fertilizers 101, the basics

Plants need many different nutrients to grow normally. They get some of these nutrients from the air and water; they get most from the soil.… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Gardening with ferns

Ferns offer a dazzling array of foliage textures, structure, and color to a garden. Having adapted over eons to changing climates, they are among of… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Ask the Master Gardeners

Welcome to the WSU Master Gardener plant clinic. Today’s plant clinic question is: What is all the gray-green scaly growth on the bark of my… Continue reading

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Get it Growing: Connect with local Master Gardeners

Master Gardener websites For information about any of the programs listed in the column of for general Master Gardener information, there are two informative websites:… Continue reading

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