THERE IS NOTHING like the fantasy of full-blown, flowery gardens in the middle of winter to reassure us that the earth is again spinning toward springtime. What else but a flower show offers daffodils blooming beneath spires of June-flowering delphiniums or the luxury of inhaling lily perfume five months early? Read Article
Gardeners in the Northwest note climate change in their yards and gardens.
Oh, the blessed climate of California, where frost rarely if ever threatens the magnolia blossoms. Read Article
A Seattle organization teaches kids to garden.
Northern California BY MARY WILBUR /Trinidad, California, Zone 9 “Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.”—Lord Lytton, The Wanderer, 1858 Roses have been on this earth since long before man, and as one might guess, they are … Read Article
I’ve never understood how sustainability applies to home gardens. Is it more than using organic gardening principles? Read Article
BY VALERIE EASTON / Seattle, Washington, Zone 8 I figure it’s safe to say that hydrangeas are back in style when Heronswood Nursery lists 78 different selections in its 2002 catalog. They’ve never really been out of favor in the … Read Article
These plants have an excellent trailing habit, making them good for walls and hanging baskets.
BY VALERIE EASTON/Seattle, Washington, Zone 8 As the air chills and the earth twirls toward winter solstice, a branch of glossy leaves or a vase holding a spray of berries is as welcome as an armload of roses in June. … Read Article
BY JEFF COX/Kenwood, California, Zone 9 In much of the country, there comes a special mild day in late March or early April that makes one glad to be alive. Its sudden pleasantness signals that the long months of horticultural … Read Article