Author: Erin Nelson

Everybody Needs a Friend

Here’s a couple ideas for ‘companion gardening’ this year! Mix up the monoculture in your garden for a better, all natural success rate!

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Shady Gardening

Shade can be challenging to grow plants, let alone vegetables, but don’t fret! Here are seven tried and proven varieties that will produce in abundance even in shade!

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Look Before You Buy

Purchasing vegetable plants may be a fun endeavor that’ll jump start your garden, but beware; there are some vegetables that may set up a beginner for disappointment or failure.

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A Prickly Love

I fell in love with the cacti I saw during my recent visit to the Milwaukee Dome Gardens. (A must see for plant enthusiasts!) Cacti are very recognizable plants with waxy skin and prickly spines.

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Ornery Orchids

There are a lot of misconceptions about orchids, including that they are super difficult to grow. Hopefully this article will help dispel those myths!

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Falling Leaves! Hurray for me!

If you want to have a wonderful garden for next year, prepare now with all those fallen leaves around your house! Did you know that up to 80% of a tree’s nutrients and minerals are pulled into the leaves? Adding them to your garden is a great way to replace those nutrients back into the soil.

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Ghoulish Gourds

There are a couple of tricks to growing large glorious pumpkins in N.E. Washington. To get a jump on the growing season, plant pumpkins indoors

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Xeriscaping with Color

Having a drought tolerant garden is not hard. It just requires some early prepping.There are dozens of drought tolerant plants for beautiful landscaping.

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Back to Basics!

Sunlight is first and foremost the most important thing for a plant. Sunlight activates the chlorophyll in the leaves which is, in a sense, the

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