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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is time to plant bulbs!
October may be the time to start cleaning the garden, but a good gardener is always planning ahead.
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
Garlic (Allium sativum) is among the oldest documented plants cultivated by man. The Sumerians carved recipes containing garlic on stone tablets 5,000 years ago, and… Continue reading
Winter gardens pop out of the gray landscape and triumph over dreary days
A hoop house is a way to provide more control of your growing environment.
The summer is starting to give way to the shorter days of fall. September brings cooler weather and eventually seasonal rains. For many, this is… Continue reading
Late summer, while the past season is still visible, is a good time to evaluate your garden, allowing you to see areas that may need… Continue reading
At less than an eighth of an inch in length — a pint-sized pest by most standards— the spotted wing drosophila (SWD) can be a… Continue reading
August is usually the hottest month on the Olympic Peninsula; hopefully this year it will, at least, be warm. It’s most certainly going to be… Continue reading
Plant a winter garden now? Yes, for residents of the North Olympic Peninsula, the maritime climate means the average minimum temperatures rarely drop below freezing(except… Continue reading