Tag: gardening

pets and plants

How to Keep Houseplants Healthy While Keeping Pets Safe

You love them both — your pets and houseplants — but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house. Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants suited to … read more

Under the Camellia is a planting of heath (Erica), coral bells (Heuchera), ivy and blood twig dogwood (Cornus 'Midwinter Fire').

Dynamic Containers for Winter

Barely into winter, and the signs of the season are everywhere. The vibrant aspects of warmer times have left for sunnier climates. Anything left in the shadow of a sunless sky is rendered drab by the unending gloom of rain. Now that West … read more

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dahlia

How to Overwinter Your Dahlias in Five Easy Steps

Gardening chores may be over, but if you haven’t dug out your dahlia tubers yet, there’s one more job to do. The dahlias, which are native to Mexico, don’t survive a hard freeze (24 degrees or below), so you may want to do … read more

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Gardeners in Your Life

Holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, share a special meal and exchange gifts. Finding the perfect gift for those we love can be overwhelming and stressful. No need to fret; give the gift of gardening that provides seasons … read more

kids on the farm

Raising ‘Em Up on the Farm

A New Generation of Young Farmers grows on...

Five-year-old Kavi Ostrom announced one day to her mother, “These plants aren’t doing well because we haven’t put enough compost on them.” Maia Ostrom said, laughing, “I’m pretty sure that Kavi will be running the farm soon.” Maia Ostrom and her husband, Erik, … read more

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How to Incorporate Plants and Flowers into Your home decorating

Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in countries all over the world and with good reason. It adds a little bit of beauty to the planet, it’s great exercise and it brings life into the world. However, if you’re spending more … read more

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gleaning

Become a Gleaner to Pick Produce for Those in Need (and Yourself)

Kitsap Harvest is a program that organizes volunteers to pick surplus fruits and veggies from farms, yards and gardens across Kitsap County. This activity is called “gleaning.” Kitsap Harvest donates the fresh produce to local organizations that feed people, like food banks, shelters, school summer … read more

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peaches
In the Market Now

The Versatile Peaches

In the early ’70s, my husband’s job took us to Yuba City, California, which lies at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. The region is a lush growing area for almonds, walnuts and peaches. Our next-door neighbor’s mother grew several varieties … read more

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