Tag: garden

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Cherry Bruschetta (Photo courtesy Northwest Cherry Growers)

Two Recipes Using Northwest’s Own Superfruit, Cherries

From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months. … read more

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Heronswood Comes Full Circle

Recently, a group led on a private Heronswood tour by Dan Hinkley, one of the founders, learned a brief history of the garden. You can never go back to the same place and have it be the same. Even though the story of … read more

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Cat Eating Houseplant

Keep Your Pets Safe from Poisonous Plants

If you have pets, you probably know that lilies are poisonous for cats, but did you know that tulips are dangerous for dogs? Some toxic plants don’t just cause gastric irritation — they can cause death. As you’re planning to add more plants … read more

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Bloedel Reserve

Enjoy Shakespeare Under the Sky at Bloedel

BPA’s seventh annual Summertime Shakespeare performance July 11-28 at the Bloedel Reserve offers a dramatic summer evening for all ages. Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, “As You Like It” offers something for everyone: villainy, romance, humor and a happy … read more

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How to Attract Pollinators with Container Planters

Container planters can help you play a part in attracting pollinators, even if you don’t have a yard. In the United States, one-third of all agricultural output depends on pollinators — we need pollinators and pollinators need us. Help the pollinators do their … read more

Gig Harbor Garden Tour

Gig Harbor Garden Tour

Gardeners seem to be some of the happiest and nicest people on Earth. There is something euphoric about getting one’s hands in the soil, planting little sprouts and seeds, and watching them become beautiful, living things. As if that weren’t enough to make … read more

North Carolina Botanical Garden’s “A Hedge against Extinction”

Art in the Garden

"Attract the eye, and the feet will follow."...

Art is an integral part of our lives and is present in our homes, landscapes and public spaces. Gardens have long been a place for art installations, a practice that dwells in history. Even ancient gardens needed structures, and out of that need … read more

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Teach Kids Critical Skills While Saving Thousands on Home Maintenance

A recent report suggests that on average, homeowners spend $2,000 every year on home maintenance, including landscaping, housekeeping and plumbing services. Parents can save money, as well as teach responsibility and financial skills, by hiring their own child to do household tasks. Below are some tips … read more

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