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Fall Vegetable Gardening!

Fall Vegetable Gardening!

It certainly has been quite the gardening season for many of us this year. And while spring and summer are often thought of as the prime growing seasons, fall is another opportunity for us to grow quite a few cool-season favorites that prefer the milder weather. When...

Plants that Attract PNW Butterflies!

Plants that Attract PNW Butterflies!

By choosing the right plants you can attract butterflies into your garden and encourage them to stay for a while. Gardeners don’t necessarily need large landscapes to provide the basics for butterfly survival. Butterflies need nectar plants, larval host plants,...

Flowering Dogwoods!

Flowering Dogwoods!

Flowering dogwoods offer spectacular impact in the spring garden with their large “flowers” and later, in the fall, with their foliage color. The flower petals are actually bracts (leaves) that frame the true flowers, which are small. The western dogwood (Cornus...

Meet Julie!

Meet Julie!

Even before Julie made the big move west to Oregon from Michigan a little more than a decade ago, she had already determined she would work at Farmington Gardens. "My husband and I were looking on Craigslist for possible jobs and housing, and I came across a listing...

Meet Hannah!

Meet Hannah!

Hannah joined the Farmington Gardens team as a cashier three seasons ago. But as it often unfolds for many who work in small businesses, Hannah's responsibilities and days at work are filled with far more than just ringing up customers. "I feel pretty fortunate to be...

Monstera Deliciosa, Split Leaf Philodendron

Monstera Deliciosa, Split Leaf Philodendron

Despite its commonly used name of a Split leaf Philodendron, the Monstera deliciosa is actually no longer a member of the genus Philodendron, but its close cousin Monstera--both of which belong in the same arum family, Araceae.   Native to tropical forests of...

Houseplants! Good for your Health & Home!

Houseplants! Good for your Health & Home!

PLANTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU With Winter upon us, many of us gardeners have shifted out attention to our indoor plants. And while there is no question that houseplants add great beauty and comfort to our homes and offices, multiple studies have also proven that indoor...

Ficus lyrata– The Fiddle Leaf Fig!

Ficus lyrata– The Fiddle Leaf Fig!

While this lush beauty often has a reputation for being high-maintenance, with a few basic elements, you can create the ideal environment to make the fiddle leaf thrive! The first consideration is light. Native to the rainforests of West Africa, the fiddle leaf needs...

Meet Kari!

Meet Kari!

Like many other Farmington Gardens employees, Kari (pronounced Car-ee) was a long-time customer and fan before joining the FG family three years ago.  You’ll most often find her cashiering in the kiosk or the gift shop, but in true small-business style, she happily...

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August Garden Tips

  1. Plant winter crops from seed.
  2. Prune caneberries after harvest is finished.
  3. Perfect time to establish a new lawn in the PNW is August-September.
  4. Provide temporary shade to protect new plantings.
  5. Monitor for corn earworm.
  6. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, literally, there is lots to harvest in the garden this month.

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