Tag: horticulture

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Aromatherapy in Your Garden

How about am aromatic garden? Perfume-scented flowers, blooming trees and herbs in the garden are so important for insects, animals and people. Plant fragrances change your mood and brighten your spirits and can be very calming. You can create a scented haven with … read more

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Brilliant Winter-Blooming Houseplants to Brighten Dreary Days (and How to Care for Them)

Do you have the post-holiday blues? With the tinsel and decorations packed away, your home might feel a little bleak and bare. You need something pretty and festive to help endure gray, cold winter days. And as we count the weeks until the … read more

Grape hyacinth (Muscari)

Bulbs and Other Plants for Winter Interest

January and February are months when many gardeners enjoy staying cozy inside their homes, mulling through all the seed catalogues, catching up on reading all the cool books on gardening and planning out their veggie gardens for early-spring planting and starting seeds indoors. … read more

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Keeping Tropical Plants Healthy

Tropical plants are filling our homes and workspaces, adding beauty, relieving stress and boosting creativity, productivity and focus. Keep these plants healthy and looking their best by providing for their basic needs. Select plants that will thrive in the growing conditions found in … read more

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Use a quality bypass pruner to cut back and dispose of any diseased or insect-infested plants. (Photo courtesy of Corona Tools)

Fall Landscape Care with Pollinators in Mind

No matter where you live, investing time into your landscape care now will pay off with a healthier, more beautiful landscape next spring and for years to come. Incorporate the following practices into your fall maintenance to support pollinators and the plants in … read more

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Echinacea "Yellow My Darling" (Coneflower)

Planting Perennials in the Fall

Fall may be a better time to plant perennials than spring. Like spring, fall has cooler, rainier weather that is more conducive to helping plants establish. Unlike spring, fall doesn’t subject freshly planted perennials to the stress of summer heat and the dry … read more

Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery

Supporting the Natural Ecosystem with Native Plants

Specialty nurseries are a magnet for serious gardeners — and Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery, located in Gig Harbor’s backyard, is a favorite. With a timely message for gardeners concerned about garden resiliency for climate change, Ingrid Wachtler and her staff are ready to … read more

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Late-blooming Delnashaugh double daffodil has showy layers of pure white petals coupled with apricot-pink ruffles. (Photo courtesy of Longfield-Gardens.com)

Daffodils with a Difference

There are so many reasons to love daffodils. These spring-blooming bulbs aren’t fussy about where they are planted. They come back to bloom again year after year, and are not bothered by deer, rabbits or other garden pests. But there’s also a whole … read more

Secret Garden Dream

The Dream of a ‘Secret Garden’ Comes to Life as a Place of Solace

Stepping into the garden surrounding the happy yellow house on a quiet cul-de-sac, you are entering a wonderland of vignettes — a secret garden full of treasures at every turn. Blousy, full, flowering plants; miniature glass houses; displays of birdhouses; and even a … read more

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