I want to share a mistake I made several years ago that I didn’t realize was a mistake until last summer. I like to call this “Wrong plant; wrong place.” (This was before I learned the Master Gardener mantra: Right plant; right place.)
Dependable, easy care ornamental grasses are top-notch candidates for year-around interest. The majority are prized for their airy, graceful shapes that shimmer with just a hint of breeze. It’s an interesting group of mostly trouble-free plants with many that thrive in our climate.
North Central Washington is a complex natural environment to live in. Fire has been a part of this place for millennia — erasing and re-writing the landscape and enlivening the forest with new growth while eliminating the overstock of debris and turning it back into accessible nutrients.
Etiquette is not just about which fork to use. Perhaps more importantly, it’s about your behavior and how you respectfully treat others. After all, isn’t etiquette the invisible glue that holds civilized societies together?
Houseplant information is easier to find than ever before with the resources available on the Internet. Some sources of information are more reliable than others and the end of a website address often offers a clue. I’ll explain briefly.
Yes, the weather has cooled and the days are short. The rain makes me crave hot tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches and begs me to curl up with a book rather than don the rain suit for more gardening.
My first memories of orchids are the corsages my father bought my mother each year for Mother’s Day. She would keep them in the fridge and be able to wear them to church for a few weeks. I remember being fascinated by the strange shape and brilliant colors of the flowers.