Category Archives: Garden in the City

Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are such a bright addition to the garden. I enjoy them a lot; in other people’s gardens. They attract so many aphids that I stopped planting them in my own. However, I came across this beautiful container today. Completely … Continue reading

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Twisting

Twisting, Turning Drunk on the powerful potion Lost Not on the green grass, but the pavement. Cohorts nearby, but still alone Will you climb onto my hat? picked up and carried to safety? Twist away a spiral a dance a … Continue reading

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Watering

Part of my Spring gardening rituals is getting ready to water. Watering is an important part of gardening, but it’s tricky. I want to be wise in how I use the water. This is part of my partnership I want … Continue reading

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Spring Sales Begin!

This Saturday, April 5th, heralds the beginning of the April Spring Sales. The Audubon Society Plant Sale consistently has one of the nicest selection of native plants that work well in the Pacific Northwest. One of my favorite eco-friendly growers, … Continue reading

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Forsythia

Recently, I’ve been asked about the care of Forsythias. These are a bright, yellow Spring flowering plant that herald Spring. When in bloom, they are also a great reminder that it’s time to prune your roses. When the blooms are … Continue reading

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Bringing the Outdoors In

One of the easiest things you can do when the weather is dreary and you need some brightness, is forcing flowerings plants to open. I brought in some magnolia branches (the white fuzzy buds), rhododendrons with flower buds not yet … Continue reading

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Pre-Spring Activities

It feels odd to write about Spring gardening tasks while most of North America is still under inches, if not feet of snow. And I realize that many of you in the UK are still dealing with flooding. But this … Continue reading

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