Clallam County Master Gardeners

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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Get It Growing: Why ‘heirloom’ seeds?

Heirloom vegetable and fruit varieties have become enormously popular with both home and market gardeners. Before we talk about “why,” let’s begin with a broad… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Witch hazel, the wonder winter flower

Witch hazel, a large deciduous shrub with forked branches and spider-like flowers, provides dazzling foliage in fall and brightly colored flowers to wintery landscapes. This… Continue reading

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‘Tis the season: Holiday gift plants (Part 2)

Gift plants add beauty and cheer to the holiday season. For some, these plants are reminders of years gone by, Christmases long ago and people… Continue reading

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‘Tis the season: Holiday gift plants (Part 1)

A number of colorful houseplants have long been associated with the holiday season. These plants make great gifts that will brighten the homes of family… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Grow an African Violet to keep the winter blues away

African violets (genus Saintpaulia) are popular houseplants because of their compact structure and cheery blooms. Native to the rainforests of Tanzania and Kenya, African violets… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Winding down for winter

Like the garden, this “Get it Growing” column is slowing down for the winter. During the winter months there will be a “Get it Growing”… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: a garden journal

Who hasn’t planted spring bulbs and enjoyed their bloom only to accidentally dig them up in the fall? Or sown vegetable seeds vowing to remember… Continue reading

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Get It Growing: Plant bulbs now for springtime color

It is time to plant bulbs!

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Get It Growing: October chores for spring goals

October may be the time to start cleaning the garden, but a good gardener is always planning ahead.

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Get It Growing: Got blah-berries?

Get It Growing: Got blah-berries?

What makes a berry taste good? Although taste is personal, understanding the components of taste and what you like will allow you to grow berries… Continue reading

Get It Growing: Got blah-berries?