November 20th, 2018

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Growing Herbs Indoors

Check out this great information on successful indoor herb growing, courtesy of Botanical Interest Seeds! Tips for Success Indoor gardens bring fresh herbs to your fingertips for everyday recipes-even when the snow is piling high outside. Below are some...

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Feed the Birds!

Autumn is a season of movement for many birds. And while many migrants are headed toward their wintering grounds, not all birds head south. Lots of your local favorites, like cardinals, woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, juncos and jays, will stick with you through...

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Holiday Market Vendors

Saturday December 1st and Saturday December 8th Annual Holiday Market  - featuring several local artists. Ave's Bread - fresh bread Ecuador Sweaters Cuquis Artisan Cards Esotico Pasta Gramma's Bears Knots and Fringe Mystic Waters Photography NW Bierhaus Jerkey...

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Why Plant Cover Crops

Washington County in the spring - a farmer's field of crimson clover. Growing a vegetable garden is beneficial both for your soul and your fresh food supply BUT each crop depletes nutrients from the soil. Growing a cover crop, when not growing vegetables, is one way...

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How to Repot Indoor Plants

As summer approaches and the days last longer, your indoor plants will have more access to sunlight and as a result, the plants will grow and the roots will spread more and more. As they do so, they will begin to require more water, more nutrition, and more space to...

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Groundcover Guide

Blue Star Creeper (Pratia pedunculate)   2” h x 12” w Zone 5-9 Tolerates light to moderate foot traffic Blue Star Creeper is a vigorous, evergreen, mat-forming perennial. It has small ovate leaves and bears a profusion of violet-blue, star-shaped flowers throughout...

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The Benefits of Organic Gardening

Many people today want to know where their food comes from. It’s important to know, for instance, that your food is both ethically and healthily sourced and grown. The term farm-to-table has become increasingly popular as restaurateurs and consumers bypass commercial...

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Striking Blue Lilac Daphne

DAPHNE GENKWA radiates a blue light in your early spring garden. It blooms on bare branches-before the leaves emerge -leaving no distractions from the clusters of lilac-like flowers. Also known as the lilac daphne, this small, upright growing shrub (3'x3') thrives in...

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Magnolias 101

Magnolias Magnolia trees are quite diverse. They have a variety of leaf shapes and forms that are either evergreen or deciduous. Their wonderfully fragrant blooms come in an assortment of colors including white, pink, red, purple, or yellow. They aren’t usually...

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