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Double Your Primrose Pleasure

Today, these rescued treasures are available as You and Me primroses (Primula x tommasinii). The large, fragrant blooms are pink or white, rose or cream, blue or purple, yellow or coral, and two laced forms have red or burgundy petals with silvery edges. These free flowering primulas bloom from late winter into June and are solidly perennial, retaining their foliage rosettes all year round. They do best in partial or filtered shade and if divided every few years, the plants will happily carpet a woodland or shade garden.
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Roots, Shoots, And Garden Based Broths

Print PDFDaikon, Ginger And Lemon Grass My town is blessed with some awe inspiring restaurants, among which my favorite noodle joint stands out. This humble place offers the usual assortment of pho dishes, all very tasty, but their vegetarian broth … Continue reading

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Gardening In Deer Country

Print PDFProtecting Plants While Sharing Until last week’s wind and relentless rain battered blooms and leaves away, the new plantings in my island bed were looking surprisingly mature. The back half of the large, horseshoe shaped bed was planted in … Continue reading

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Summer Time Tricks For Treating Moss

Print PDFSafe & Easy Ways To Get Moss Gone I like moss. When I first came to the Seattle area, I was delighted to see plush carpets of emerald mosses spreading under big, shady trees. My early taste in garden … Continue reading

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