Tag: gardening

Community Supported Agriculture

CSAs — Farm-Fresh Community Supported Agriculture

Looking for a way to ensure you have a weekly supply of fresh, local food? Subscribe to a CSA. Short for “Community Supported Agriculture,” a CSA enables you to buy a share of a farmer’s crop by paying an upfront fee. Your fee … read more

Get The Dirt: Mountain Lions

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Mountain Lions • Winter Reading

Mountain Lions (Puma Concolor) Here kitty, kitty. Not really, but mountain lions are actually closely related to domestic cats. But when hungry, they can also prey on and eat domestic cats, so keep your cats safely indoors, at least during the hours of … read more

Debbie Teashon's Rainy Side Garden

Debbie Teashon’s Rainy Side Garden

Jefferson Beach photographer, writer and gardener Debbie Teashon personifies the term “rainy side gardener,” which happens also to be the name of her popular website. Teashon lived in Marysville on the east side of Puget Sound and had a successful photography career, along … read more

Dragonfly Farms

Growing Obsession — Dragonfly Farms Nursery

When it comes to plants, Heidi Kaster just can’t say no. Even though her Dragonfly Farms Nursery and attendant display gardens are full to bursting, she continues to bring in truckloads of cool new plants, old tried-and-trues and leafy-green deals throughout the growing … read more

Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Beavers • Planting Winter Veggies • Growing Produce...

Castor canadensis Castor canadensis (beavers) are the largest rodents on our continent. They can be 3 to 4 feet long from head to the tip of their paddle-shaped tails and stand a foot tall at the shoulders. Their front feet (with claws for … read more

A rainbow of bouquets all ready for the Garden Party are the results of days' worth of work for Cathy Tyler and her talented volunteers.

Seasonal Bouquets at The Bloedel Reserve — Floral Serendipity

Cathy Tyler has a sweet job. She’s the florist for the Bloedel Reserve and with the assistance of volunteers, creates fresh arrangements for the visitors center, tends the cutting gardens and checks the existing bouquets to make sure they are still looking new. … read more

Jeanne Cronce's Garden: A Bit of Paradise

Jeanne Cronce’s Garden: A Bit of Paradise

Jeanne Cronce and her husband, Robin, began their married life in a single-wide, modular home on a 5-acre piece of land. When they decided to raise a family, they harvested enough trees on the property to build a log cabin. Every piece of … read more

Ron Gillespie

Ron Gillespie’s Gardener’s Paradise: A Treasure Trove of Garden Rooms Extraordinaire

A Doctor Seuss garden, a swampy garden, a veggie and herb garden, a rain garden, a water garden including a pond with a rocky stream — that’s just the beginning of a peek at the garden retreat and plant treasure trove of Tracyton … read more

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