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How to Plant a Tomato

How to Plant a Tomato

Tomato season is upon us and after deciding which tomatoes to grow, they need to be planted! For this project, we chose a Brandywine heirloom tomato to plant into a container, but the steps also work for planting tomatoes into a garden bed.

5 Container Gardens for Fall and Beyond

5 Container Gardens for Fall and Beyond

Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Pacific Northwest. We're fortunate to have spectacular scenery around us, and the beginnings of the rainy season bring back the bright hues of green, but sometimes our container gardens begin to feel a little flat after the colorful flowers of summer have faded. Not to worry, there are many plants that will thrive as the weather cools and offer you dynamic container gardens that will hold up all winter (even through frost)! 

How To Care For Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

How To Care For Your Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle leaf figs are the darlings of the design world and for good reason! Their large, architectural leaves make a dramatic statement, offering a modern accent to homes and offices. While the ­fig may have the reputation of being a bit of a prima donna, if you follow some basic guidelines, you and your fi­g can have a long and productive relationship.

Bees in Your Backyard: Spring Pollination with Gentle Orchard Mason Bees

Bees in Your Backyard: Spring Pollination with Gentle Orchard Mason Bees

Kids well know the glowing excitement of watching a bee go about its business flower to flower in the sunshine. And hopefully, most adults out there haven’t forgotten the feeling, either. Being a steward of mason bees is a special opportunity to watch these busy creatures transform your yard-scape into one of balance and bounty.

Quick-Start Lists for Garden Projects

Quick-Start Lists for Garden Projects

We want to help all our fellow gardeners get going as soon as possible to get the most out of this gardening season. Despite the cold and wet weather, now is a great time to plant! Keep reading to make sure you’re prepared to start your garden project. 

My Favorite Roses

My Favorite Roses

I'd like to share my observations about some of my favorite roses, which I currently enjoy both in the garden and in bouquets at home. The first rose I planted was 'Altissimo' because I thought it best to start with a red rose.  By autumn of that year, I was sold on roses. The rose grew about 6 feet, had large deep red flowers that continued to bloom all summer, a moderate fragrance and large hips of a glowing orange suitable for fall bouquets.

Indoor Plants For All Light Levels

Indoor Plants For All Light Levels

The environment the plant is in indoors will determine whether the plant will have the opportunity to thrive and flourish. The "secret" to successfully caring for indoor plants is to mimic the same conditions as their natural habitat. Adequate light is the most important environmental factor in successfully growing plants in our homes.