Category Archives: Sustainable Gardening

First Flowers

Print PDFHardy cyclamen and snowdrops cheer up bleak winter days Snowdrops Never Fail Brrr! This feels like the coldest winter in a long time, and it’s been hanging on for longer than usual as well. I know, people back east … Continue reading

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When Weather Wins

Print PDFA few stray blooms amid the snow and ice Holidays Happen When They Happen After a week of snowy gardens and icy roads, the rain comes as a very welcome relief. After stir crazy days of not being able … Continue reading

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Solstice Snow & Holiday Baking

Print PDFHummingbirds are still feeding on the Fatsia The Joys Of Discovery As a child, I found snow enchanting. Overnight, everyday landscapes transformed into mysterious lumps and bumps, tree branches laden with a blanket of frosting, smooth and glossy. Walking … Continue reading

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Backyard Compostables & Greenwashing

Print PDFSome truly backyard-compostable containers Really Compostable Cutlery This afternoon I participated in a city-sponsored Backyard Composting Fair with my friend John Barutt, a Master Composter and research scientist who teaches composting classes all over Puget Sound. John and I … Continue reading

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