6 Tips for Container Gardens

My garden is my test ground. Most of what I know I learned by screwing up at least once. So here's some tips I've learned through trial and error. 1. PLAN! Typically I've combined plants that I have rather than plants that I've designed to go together. I was given the little Buxus (boxwood), so … Continue reading 6 Tips for Container Gardens

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Do as I Say, Not As I Do!

I've been digging. I don't ┬áreally like digging, unless it's just digging into the soil in order to put something into a hole and then fill it again. Today (and yesterday and the day before) I was digging up mostly dead sod, shaking it free-ish of soil, and┬áthen digging a hole and putting something into … Continue reading Do as I Say, Not As I Do!

Lover of Clover

I remember reading a few years back that grass seed mixtures, up until 50 years ago, always contained a percentage of white clover (Trifolium repens, also known as Dutch clover). The chemical companies that developed herbicides managed to persuade lawn growers that seeing white clover in their lawns was a bad thing, and consequently, the … Continue reading Lover of Clover

Master Gardener Spring Seminar

From the Speakers' Bios: "Dr Marion Brodhagen is a former farm girl who has never lost her interest in agriculture. She teaches at Western Washington U in microbiology, molecular biology and cellular biology. Trained a a molecular plant pathologist she is better at killing plants than growing them! She does research in the chemical communication … Continue reading Master Gardener Spring Seminar