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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...
Is Bamboo for You?

Is Bamboo for You?

Why Bamboo? There are over a thousand different varieties of Bamboo, each with its unique growing habit, height, texture, and color. With so many varieties, you are sure to find one or two that will be a terrific addition to the garden. From sun to shade and from...
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...
Five Walkway Materials to Consider

Five Walkway Materials to Consider

Whether leading to your front door or meandering to a favorite bench, pathways can offer both function and beauty. These walkways can also be designed to fit your personal aesthetics and budget. In fact, function, budget, and aesthetics are the primary factors we...
Considerations for Allergens in the Garden

Considerations for Allergens in the Garden

You go outside on a gorgeous summer day eager to tidy up the garden when all of a sudden, the sneezing, runny nose starts. Ahh, pollen! With asthma being the number one chronic disease for children, and science now pointing to a direct link in allergies causing...