Tag: flowers

Bees

Our Bees are in Trouble

Bees are in trouble — in recent years, the bee population has plummeted. A compilation of problems is to blame: One or more bee diseases or parasites, such as mites; Pesticides, especially insecticides used in the wrong manner; Loss of habitat and nutritious … read more

Glass vase painted with chalkboard paint holds allium, sedum, sedge and geranium flowers.

Cut and Dried — Lasting Flower Arrangements

Traditional dried-flower arranging is an art that seeks to capture the beauty, form and color of flowers in their peak of bloom and suspend it in time. This practice uses tools such as glycerin, silica gel, flower presses and microwaves to control the … read more

Gig Harbor Garden Tour

A Personal Retrospective on the Gig Harbor Garden Tour

This year, the Gig Harbor Garden Tour is celebrating its 20th anniversary. During the years of my involvement with this event, I have met many generous gardeners as well as volunteers who have dedicated many hours to the tour’s success. On one of … read more

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(Photo by David E. Perry)

‘Oasis in the City’ Adds ‘Open Garden Fridays’

Albers Vista Gardens has extended its hours of operation — it will be open to the public every Friday, noon to 4, from June 23 through Oct. 20. A guide will be available to escort individuals or small groups on a leisurely walk … read more

Bainbridge In Bloom

Bainbridge In Bloom — Masterful Musicians and Inspiring Landscapes

The Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour, a perennial favorite of Northwest home and garden enthusiasts, returns for its 29th year June 3-4 on Bainbridge Island. Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Bainbridge In Bloom draws visitors from around the region and the country. … read more

Cush for Your Tush

Some Cush for Your Tush in the Garden

Have a seat, not just any seat. Be it a throne fit for a king or a lowly stool to plant the body down for a quick rest. A garden seat has many purposes in the garden. It comes in all shapes and … read more

Calhoun exhibit garden ready for judging and viewing by the public

The Magical Transformation of the Washington State Convention Center

Once a year, for the past 29 years, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show has awakened visitors’ senses to the sights and sounds of spring, but the magic does not happen overnight. It’s a choreography that begins during the current show, and work … read more

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Mason bee homes made out of reclaimed materials then given a crafty paint job. All parts are removable, if needed.

Better Garden Bounty with the Help of Mason Bees

I am not a mason bee expert but I recognize and benefit from their hard work during rainy weather. A few years ago, my strawberries were seedy and not uniformly plump and succulent, so I contacted my local Master Gardener for ideas about … read more

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