Monthly Archives: January 2012

Winter Rains Bring Soggy Lawns

Time To Make Your Rain Garden? Last week, snow and high winds kept most of us home, snug indoors while nature ran wild outside. Here on Bainbridge Island, we had over six inches of snow, layered with ice, making for … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort For Plants

Yes Baby It’s Cold Outside January can be the month of truth for Northwestern gardeners. Early winter can open so mildly that we forget our proximity to Alaska. Indeed, a given January may be as gentle as June (which really … Continue reading

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What To Eat When Wild Winds Wail

Speedy, Hearty Winter Soups That Satisfy When wild winds wail and drenching downpours make the armchair look especially attractive, it’s time to plan, not plant. While dreaming into this year’s garden, why not make some splendid soup? On chilly days, … Continue reading

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Food Quality In Decline

Who Cares About Nutrition? Over the past several decades, numerous studies have uncovered ways in which today’s food supply is less nutritious than that of the past. Government reports on the levels of vitamins and minerals in fresh food today, … Continue reading

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