Carbon — A Garden Blessing and a World Curse

Life on Earth depends on Carbon. In our gardens, it is a blessing but released into our atmosphere and it can be a curse.

As goes Agriculture, so too Horticulture…

Hats off to our organic farmers!

Exciting Plants for the Dead of Winter

The fourth season can feel like the doldrums. These shrubs can keep the garden alive through winter.

3 Beautiful Lawn Trees With Intriguing Foliage

Foliage that is uncommon but fantastic: these unique trees should be in more Northwest homes.

Fall Favorite — Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’

A favorite plant for all seasons, Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’

Biochar, An Introduction…

The newest thing to change the gardening world has been here all the time. Biochar is the original soil enhancer from the time of the Earth’s first forest fire.

Smart Watering: “Cycle n’ Soaking”

“Cycle and Soaking” is a technique for minimizing water usage while keeping your lawn green during our dry season and developing deeper root systems.

What to do about Tent Caterpillars…

Biological control of Tent Caterpillars can be an effective means to knock back these voracious feeders.

Getting Down and Dirty is Good for You!

The research keeps pouring in that we need to get outside and get dirty!

Lower your water bill, part 1

Add compost to your lawn and save water!

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