Start Growing From Seed

Start Growing From Seed

  Table of Contents   Timing Light    Soil media        Moisture          Germination   Seed selection Fertilizing  Transplanting & Hardening Off Timing Light    Soil media        Moisture          Germination   Seed selection Fertilizing  Transplanting & Hardening Off Let me tell you something… I am a seed catalog hoarder; especially during winter months I can’t resist the beautiful books full of pages…

5 Hot Plants for Pollinators

5 Hot Plants for Pollinators

Table of Contents 1. Asclepias (Butterfly Weed, Milkweed) 2.  Agastache (Hummingbird Mint) 3.  Echinacea (Coneflower) 4. Lantana 5. Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan) Nice hot summertime weather gives us a great selection of plants to choose for our pollinator gardens.  Butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and birds will flock to these summertime favorites (in no particular order)! 1….

Dwarf Rhodies

Dwarf Rhodies

While taking a picnic to the Crystal Springs garden last week and admiring all of the gorgeous Rhododendrons, my husband asked “Why do all rhododendrons have to always be so big? Can’t they make Rhododendrons small enough for our yard?” Alas there’s hope! While many of our lots can no longer hold the Pacific Northwest…

Spring Flowers = Fall Bulbs

Spring Flowers = Fall Bulbs

Table of Contents Where to Plant Your Bulbs How to Plant Your Bulbs Cool mornings, bright green lawns brushed with nature’s paintbrush of various flowering hues. Spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more make a welcome addition to any landscape. Though, to enjoy these lovely flowers in the spring, a little planning must…