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"But the soil is still too wet and cold for planting the heat loving seeds of nasturtiums, tomatoes, peppers and squash."
"Early spring is here and for some gardeners that means it is time to plant seed – but planting seed this early will not work in every garden."
In Western Washington moss often moves in after a wet winter but rather than killing the moss, concentrate on encouraging the grass.
March is the month to scan your own landscape for early flowers – not a lot of blooms? Then get thee to a nursery and add new plants in bloom now to provide an early food source for the desperate birds, bees and butterflies.
Here are six facts about Hellebores that may convince you to invest in these heavenly plants.
It is still too early to plant other cool-season crops like lettuce unless you have a hoop house or cold frame that protects new seedlings from the weather.
"If weeds are the biggest worry in your garden, then relax and remember that weeds are Mother Nature’s way of getting you outdoors and exercising."
You can smell the fragrance and enjoy the color of an early spring this month at the Tacoma Home and Garden show that runs Jan. 28 – 31.
if you can’t have a pet, try one of these substitutes from the plant world | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER
"Plants are easily house trained by slipping a saucer under the pot."
The second week of January may feel like the dark days of winter but the days are getting longer and spring is on the way.
This January resolve to add these monthly reminders to your calendar.
The end of December and the start of the New Year means it is time to consider change and resolutions.
The first week of December is when holiday gift plants appear as the easy and practical solution for Christmas, hostess and personal gifts. So what plant is best to give?
This year consider getting lost in another time by reading some gardening classics, become inspired by trying a new garden magazine or fall hopelessly in love with a plant you discover on the pages of a garden catalog.
Gardeners in Western Washington can adapt an attitude of gratitude each time they look outdoors and enjoy the reason we call this the Evergreen State.
The second week of November is a good time to put the garden and your garden tools to bed.
The beginning of November is your last chance to save tender bulbs and plants that need winter protection.
We recently returned from exploring the gardens near Bellagio on Lake Como (the real Bellagio, not the Vegas imitation) and Stresa on Lake Maggiore.
Spiders are good for the garden and using a broom to collect them means you can wipe the mother spiders along with their egg sacs onto tree trunks or shrubs in the landscape
The third week of October is still a good time to plant spring blooming bulbs, add trees and shrubs to the landscape and to dig and divide overgrown perennials such as daylilies and hosta.