From snow to solar… I wrote last month telling you about my transition to our 5-acre mini farm. Our previous garden (and house) is now pending sale. We are slowly adjusting to life at the farm and seem to discover something new about the property every day. In the month of February, we’ve experienced some snow… Read more >
Winter Daphne, sometimes known as the romance plant, blooms in mid-February around Valentine’s Day and usually lasts through early March. They are known for their fragrant flowers and showy, bright blooms. Daphnes are a great addition to shade gardens and can be planted as a specimen plant or in groupings. They also work very well… Read more >
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The winter garden can be an unexpected place full of beauty and color. Though most of us want to stay inside during these cold winter months, now is a great time to get a hot cup of coffee or tea and take a walk through your garden or local nursery. You’ll appreciate the sometimes-overlooked winter… Read more >
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I was recently having a conversation with someone who said that there was no point in planting containers now since we are approaching winter… What?!? I had to bite my tongue. Because as I see it winter is the time we need the most color. In summer bountiful plants and color surround us, but in… Read more >
Here in the Pacific Northwest we are surrounded by conifers. These evergreen trees and shrubs add great winter interest and texture to a garden. I’m amazed at the huge variety of cool conifers in nurseries. A Few weeks back I took a walk through McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery in Snohomish and found a number of conifers that… Read more >