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Lake Fenwick Park (… and shopping)

A few days ago, I dragged my friend Tamaras along with me on a plant shopping excursion. Our destination: Wells Medina Nursery. (I say dragged because she’s not a plant freak and it was rather chilly. Wandering around a nursery … Continue reading

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The Northwest Flower and Garden Show

This is going to be a rant and rave post. At first I thought I should only say nice things but why? This is my blog and I’ll bitch if I want to! I have two main rants so I’ll … Continue reading

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Peeking over the fence #1

Sometimes I see cool plants in other people’s yards. Sometimes I wish they were mine – like this gorgeous Witch Hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia). It’s bright, lemony yellow flowers make me pretty sure this is the variety called ‘Arnold’s Promise’. … Continue reading

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House Warming Surprise

My friend Tamaras’ son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Molly, just moved into a new home. It’s a nice house in a great location; but the landscaping had been neglected while it was on the market and this weed infested planter … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

Check out The Personal Garden Coach for a chance to win the Germinatrix’s new book, The Edible Front Yard.

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Impulse Buy

Spring flowering bulbs are just beginning to poke out of the ground but pots of blooming daffodils are already for sale. On a recent trip to the hardware store I saw these little babies on the impulse rack and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Winter Color

In winter, the skies around here are usually gray. Combine that with towering evergreen trees and even midday can seem dark. That’s why I love bright spots of color that I just happen to discover while driving around town. Here … Continue reading

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