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HPSW Meeting -Monday June 18th – – 7 to 9pm- Riz Reyes

Rediscovering Roses -Lecture and UW Farm tour/Floral Design Workshop   Join us for a fabulous evening and reignite your passion for the worlds most beloved flower. Riz will discuss the basics of growing roses in the Pacific Northwest and which types to really seek out for your garden and vase.  Feel free to bring  roses from […]

DESPERATE FOR HELP

I live in Hunters, WA, overlooking Lake Roosevelt.  My garden and front rockery get full sun year round, unfortunately accompanied by winds gusting up to 50mph.  The past few winters, our temperature has only dropped to near zero in the winter, but is known to drop as low as -20 degrees.  On the plus, we […]

GREAT EVERGREEN GROUNDCOVER – Blechnum penna-marina

This small-scale hardy fern is very adaptable in the Pacific Northwest and makes a great year-round groundcover.  Blechnum penna-marina, is happy in light shade but will grow in deeper shade as well as full sun if the soil is kept moist. The new foliage emerges bronzy-red, aging to deep green.  The tightly packed fronds slowly […]

FALL AND WINTER DIVISIONS

Dividing perennials is an easy way to obtain plants for your garden or to share with friends.  Some plants become overcrowded and may die out in the center, become sparse, or stop blooming and then it’s time to divide them.  While we generally think of dividing plants in the early fall or spring, many plants can […]

OH, IT’S DREARY OUTSIDE!

Tips for Managing the Winter Garden As Rosemary Verey said, “A garden in winter is the absolute test of the true gardener”.  I’m sitting here watching the rain come down and feeling very guilty that I’m not outside in my rain gear.  So, I guess I’ll think about what needs to be done and make […]