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Trees

9 Reasons to Plant a Tree this Spring

Did you know that planting a tree is one of the easiest and most powerful things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment? Trees clean the air, prevent rainwater runoff, help you save energy and even combat global warming. … read more

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Manchester Library Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale Helps Keep Roof over Manchester Library’s Home

As the cornerstone of a healthy community, libraries are more than books. No one understands this more than the Friends of the Manchester Library, whose commitment to the residents of Manchester has spanned more than four decades. The Annual Plant & Book Sale … read more

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Tulips

Enjoy the Year of the Tulip

Tulips are equated with spring, and every year between late March and mid May, millions of people flock to see acres of these iconic flowers in bloom during tulip festivals throughout Western Washington. This year, the National Garden Bureau named the tulip “perennial … read more

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The National Garden Bureau proclaimed 2018 the Year of the Beet.

Grow Beets for a Delightful, Healthy Treat

From its humble beginnings around the Mediterranean, the table beet (beta vulgaris) has spread to all continents of the world. Beets have been consumed in many ways: medicinally in ancient Rome, fresh (both the greens and the roots) in salads, in soups and … read more

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Raised beds and multipurpose potting benches can add both beauty and functionality to your patio or deck.

Take It Up a Notch Out Back — Adding Appeal to your Patio or Deck

Summer means time spent gardening and relaxing with friends. And just like the kitchen in winter, the patio or deck tends to be the gathering spot when the weather turns warm. Get the most from this space with a bit of preseason planning … read more

Tiny Tetons at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Beat the Winter Blues, Plan a Dream Garden

Today the wind is blowing the rain sideways. West Sound has not seen the temperature rise much above the low 40s for over a month. After the winter solstice, many people turn their thoughts to their garden. Every day there are more minutes … read more

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Field ready for planting
In the Market Now

Why Buy Organic? Part 1: Fruits and Vegetables

What is the big fuss about buying organic produce and organically grown meats, as opposed to those products that are conventionally grown? Budget-conscious buyers will usually opt for the lesser-priced option, which typically, but not always, is conventionally grown. Next to price, the … read more

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Eschscholzia californica, commonly known as the California poppy is an easy-to-grow, drought-tolerant plant common in wildflower mixes. It's also California's state flower.

Ephemeral Flowers for Seasonal Color

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from “The Colorful Dry Garden,” used by permission of Sasquatch Books. The word ephemeral defines anything that lives for just a short time. It’s often used to define annual flowering plants, which grow from seed, mature, flower … read more

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