Garden Matters

Nasturtiums—not just another pretty flower

Nasturtiums—not just another pretty flower

This happy colourful plant is a real workhorse in the garden. Not only does it cheer up any area, it is also one of those gems that will flower better in poor soil. It’s drought resistant to boot and is an excellent aphid decoy, luring those nasty critters away from...

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Mason Bee Fun Facts

Mason Bee Fun Facts

There are over 4000 bee species in North America!  One of the most well known is the Mason bee—perhaps because of the many different educational programs touting the many benefits of the Mason bee.  Here are a few fun facts and some of the reasons for our love affair...

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Rhododendrons 101

Rhododendrons 101

Rhododendrons, with their magnificent flowers, are one of the best-loved sights in our Pacific Northwest gardens—and many are in their full glory right now. The name rhododendron comes from the Greek words meaning “rose tree”.  With somewhere around 1,000 species,...

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Garden Tool Prep—It’s Time!

Garden Tool Prep—It’s Time!

If you’re itching to start some kind of work in the garden but feel it’s just a little too early to really get your hands dirty, why not spend some time and get your trusty garden tools in tip-top shape.  Here are some jobs to do now that will pay back big dividends...

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