The week of Mother’s Day is a great time to visit a nursery or garden center because this is the week when the supply of hanging baskets, annuals, perennials and blooming trees and shrub will be at its finest.
The final week in April is a good time to make your plans for a colorful summer with blooming container gardens. It may still be too early to plant our heat-loving flowering and vegetable plants such as coleus, basil and marigolds but if you find nice specimens at a nursery or garden center, buy them now and just protect them at night by covering with a light sheet or moving them under a covered porch or patio.
The first week of April is when fools rush in and plant warm- season crops and flowers outdoors much too early. Wait until mid-May, when all danger of frost has passed, before letting heat-loving tomato starts, squash, coleus, marigolds and impatiens spend the night outdoors.
The last week of January means it is time to force the issue of an early spring. You can smell the fragrance and enjoy the color of an early spring this month at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show that runs Jan. 28-31. You can also force your own spring blooms by using the techniques below.
Winter is when every landscape and garden holds the promise of a perfect growing season. This January, resolve to add these monthly reminders to your calendar — you’ll enjoy less work and more beauty if your resolutions for 2016 are to do at least one nice thing for your garden each month.
The end of December and the start of the New Year means it is time to consider change and resolutions. A recent trip to Portugal inspired our garden travel group to add more color to outdoor spaces using tile.
Tired of seeing the "revolving door" of people entering the traditional judicial process community court Judge Scott Ahlf shares his thoughts on the City of Olympia's community court program, citing the advantages of its more relaxed and personal approach that can be can taken with each individual case.
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