Tag: horticulture

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Adding Color and Scents to Your Midsummer Garden

July and August are the perfect months to add more plants to West Sound gardens. Whether you are a more seasoned or a new gardener, check out the offerings at local nurseries. There are still plenty of wonderful plants to enjoy and all … read more

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10 Plants to Grow and Use in Your Tea Garden

There is nothing better than drinking a delicious cup of tea. Except drinking a cup made from plants grown in your own garden. Ditch the classics and get ready for your new home-grown favorites. 1. Lemon grass Towering in the garden, lemongrass is … read more

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Provide heat-stressed plants in containers relief by moving them into the shade during heat waves.

Keep Plants Thriving Despite the Heat of Summer

Above-normal summer temperatures have been common in the last few years in many regions of the country, taking a toll on gardeners and landscapes. Adjusting how you manage your gardens and landscape can help plants thrive as temperatures rise. Water plants thoroughly to … read more

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Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees! Sadly, there has been a decline in the health of our pollinators, and it’s important for gardeners to create a pollinator-friendly garden. You will need to provide blooming plants, which is their food source; shelter in the form of … read more

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How to Grow a Superfood Garden

Most of us know about superfoods –– those berries and veggies that bulk up our immune systems to keep us healthy. But how can you grow a superfood garden? We’ll show you. What are Superfoods? Harvard University and the Mayo Clinic describe superfoods … read more

Rhododendron Dream

Rhododendron Dream

Sometimes we need to see things from a new angle, in order to realize how wonderful something truly is. Charmond Adkins of Poulsbo found this to be true the rhododendron flower. “I got interested in rhododendrons about 40 years ago, when I first … read more

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Community and Learning Gardens

West Sound abounds in opportunities to enjoy gardens and gardening. It’s been said that the Pacific Northwest is heaven for gardeners. But what if a person has no space to garden? Not even in containers? The answer is community gardens, also known as … read more

Approximately 5,000 plants will be stored for the spring plant sale.

Garden ‘Remodeling’ with the Kitsap Master Gardeners Salvage Team

It happens when you’ve been gardening in the same place for a long time: You realize you are living in an overgrown jungle. Unless you’ve been really conscientious about dividing your muscular perennials every few years, you suddenly notice they are not blooming … read more

Crazy Hill Garden & Botanicals

Crazy Plants at Crazy Hill

Crazy Hill Garden & Botanicals in Belfair lives up to its name. The nursery, which opened in March 2021, provides a laid-back, fun, artistic and casual atmosphere for its customers. “The big-box shops buy safe, and we buy fun,” says Crazy Hill Garden … read more

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