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Coral bells — Heuchera 'Wildberry' (Photo courtesy Walters Gardens, Inc)

Exciting New Plants for 2019

Daylight is burning more hours and highlighting the new plant catalogs scattered across your desk. It is gray outside, with many months left to fill with drizzling precipitation, cold wind and storms. You cannot wait to get outside and grab a handful of … read more

Bloedel Reserve Moss Gardens

Bloedel Reserve Moss Gardens

Moss thrives in our wet, rainy region. Given enough time and clear space, such as a roof, a green carpet will slowly form. So prolific is moss that entire companies exist to control it and in the drizzly Pacific Northwest, those companies tend … read more

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Dahlia Stolze Von Berlin from Van Zyverden (Photo courtesy National Garden Bureau)

2019 is All About Dahlias

The National Gardening Bureau has declared 2019 as the Year of the Dahlia — and what better excuse to plant some news ones in your garden? You won’t enjoy their gorgeous blooms until closer to fall, but planting season is spring. Which makes … read more

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Succulents should be kept within 2 feet of an east- or west-facing window and grown in a fast-draining potting mix. (Photo courtesy Melinda Myers, LLC)

Basic Care for Your Houseplants

Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to … read more

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Coral Knock Out Rose

Five ‘Pantone’s Color of The Year’ Inspired Florals to Use in Your Garden

Most gardeners view the same kinds of colors in their garden year after year. You’ll see the bright shades of green as well as hints of red, yellow and even orange. It’s time to think outside the green box and spice up your … read more

Garden Tapestry

A Gardener’s Tapestry

Perched at the rise of a hill, near a dead-end road in Olalla, a small home is surrounded by artfully designed floral and shrub borders. Birds swoop downward into the small canyon on the far side of the property, then return to the … read more

Camellia

Camellia Sasanqua — Royalty in the Winter Garden

Considered the queen of winter flowers, camellia is beautiful and stately; it reigns in beauty in every season. The shrub’s evergreen presence is quiet and demure when not in flower. But when the weather cools, Camellia sasanqua adorns itself in floral finery from … read more

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Kitsap County forester Arno Bergstrom shares forest management practices with trainees at Port Gamble Heritage Park.

Become a Stream Steward to be Part of Local Eco Projects

Did you know that beavers act as engineers in our local Kitsap ecosystems to alter entire habitats? Or that simple barrels filled with the right materials can help keep our local salmon populations healthier? Join WSU Kitsap Extension’s annual Stream Stewards course this … read more

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