Blog Profiles

When to Call the Arborist

October 17, 2014 1 comment
Root Issues

Seven Tree Warning Signs You Should Know Trees are your garden’s greatest asset. Whether evergreen or deciduous, they cool your home in summer and protect from harsh winds in winter. And they offer aesthetic appeal. Handsome trees raise property values.… Read More

What Makes a Garden Appeal to Children? Let’s ask Ed Hume.

August 21, 2014 0 comments
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Ed knows that gardens are for kids as well as adults. That’s why this veteran television and radio personality, book author, and head of Ed Hume Seeds included a children’s educational garden around his family-owned seed-packing factory in Puyallup, Washington.… Read More

Our Garden Tour – Four Great Ideas

July 9, 2014 0 comments
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Right now it’s prime home garden touring season in the Pacific Northwest. Many organizations raise funds by letting the public peek behind their neighbors’ fences. Garden tours are a terrific way to gather real-life inspiration for your own projects. Here’s… Read More

The Saga of Wilson and the White Dove Tree

May 22, 2014 0 comments
White Dove Tree

  Last month in this column, I talked about modern-day plant hunter Dan Hinkley. One of his favorite plants is the white dove tree (Davidia involucrata). This month, the white dove tree is blooming in my garden. Festoons of white-green… Read More

On the Hunt for Rare and Unusual Plants

April 7, 2014 0 comments

Dan Hinkley’s suggestions turn gardeners into plant hunters  Any plant Dan Hinkley likes, I want. And I’m not alone. When this world-class plant explorer spoke at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show on “Dan Hinkley’s Favorite 25 Plants,” the room… Read More

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