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The Healing Power of Nature

The Healing Power of Nature

A growing body of research is finding that regular exposure to trees and nature can help people recover from illness, and lead to better mental and physical health. Most gardeners will tell you that their landscape is their “happy place”, and that gardening is a...
Top 10 Most Desirable and Disease-Resistant Trees

Top 10 Most Desirable and Disease-Resistant Trees

A popular proverb says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” There is huge amount of wisdom in these lines. The following are some of my favorite trees that do well here in the Pacific Northwest. Consider adding one...
Adding Living Coral to your Garden

Adding Living Coral to your Garden

Every year PANTONE® announces the color of the year, which then appears everywhere in all kinds of products from fashion to home decor. Take for example the color for 2019: Living Coral.  It is an energizing soft orange with golden undertones. This warm, lively color...
Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants

Deer are both graceful wild creatures, and a garden menace. Deer browsing can reduce your beautiful garden to stubs, and young trees can be damaged by deer rubbing their antlers. The simplest and easiest way to keep deer out of your yard is to build a fence. Because...
Native Perennial Plants for Your Garden

Native Perennial Plants for Your Garden

These native plants are well adapted to our climate, and typically require less irrigation and pesticides in order to thrive in our wet winters and dry summers. Many of these flowering perennials benefit butterflies and birds. Consider incorporating some of these...