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Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Buzz buzz. “Bees & Botany” is a hands-on science and art program…

 

A list of garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood;…

 

America’s first symbol, Miss Liberty, is all but forgotten

She held a sword, wreath, shield decorated with stars and stripes, and wore the Phrygian liberty cap.

 

Crocosmia’s many varieties pack a colorful punch in summer

These hardy perennials are beloved by hummingbirds and easy to grow in Snohomish County soil.

Great Plant Pick: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’

The flowers of this hydrangea are a deep rose-red to a rich purple-blue depending on soil acidity.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Buzz buzz. “Bees & Botany” is a hands-on science and art program designed for parents and preschoolers 3 to 5 years old. Children can develop… Continue reading

Do you have one of these blooming machines in your garden?

Whether they’re planted in full sun or part shade, hardy fuchsias will bloom from June until frost.

A list of garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Be careful: Smart devices like Alexa can be security risks

Here are some tips to ensure your home network is secure and information is safe from criminals.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Buzz buzz. “Bees & Botany” is a hands-on science and art program designed for parents and preschoolers 3 to 5 years old. Children can develop… Continue reading

Wine-tasting table was probably never used when tasting wine

It’s now known to be a tea or dessert table that held plates, cups, saucers and food for a meal.

Renee’s Garden 
                                Little Prince eggplants from Renee’s Garden, the seed company of gardening entrepreneur Renee Shepherd. Its line of container-garden seeds are sold at independent nurseries and garden centers.

Farm-fresh vegetables and herbs, from patio to dinner table

All you need is bit of outdoor space with sun exposure — and tips from gardening experts.

Renee’s Garden 
                                Little Prince eggplants from Renee’s Garden, the seed company of gardening entrepreneur Renee Shepherd. Its line of container-garden seeds are sold at independent nurseries and garden centers.

A list of garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Great Plant Pick: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Lutea’

Golden dwarf Hinoki cypress is a perfect small specimen for the garden or as a container plant.

Nantucket lightship crew made baskets to stave off boredom

The rare lollipop basket features a top rim with round pieces that look like little lollipops.

A list of garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Gardener finds a ‘slice of serenity’ in his Martha Lake yard

Tom Astrof’s “happy place” is one of six gardens featured on the Mill Creek Garden Tour on June 22.

Great Plant Pick: Rosa ‘Hansa,’ double pink old-fashioned rose

This shrub rose will shine in a garden bed also planted with pink, blue or orange perennials.

Rare optician’s eye test chart was made in the 19th century

The chart priced at $2,200 has a metal lamp visor and a linen scroll with letters of different sizes.

3 tips to help you stay cool and keep your energy bill low

The PUD shares ways to improve the comfort of your home this summer in a cost-efficient manner.