Home & Garden

You don’t have to rake autumn leaves. In fact, you shouldn’t

How to put the stuff that falls from trees to good use by turning it into mulch, leaf mold and compost.

 

Everything you ever needed or wanted to know about lavender

Some fun facts: The oil is said to soothe and heal insect bites, sunburns and small cuts, even acne.

 

Sunnyside Nursery owner Steve Smith will talk about shade plants such as Winter Daphne and about some of his favorite tool for maintaining your garden (the Hula-Ho and the Root Slayer) on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Marysville, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Get the scoop on new plants, unconventional tools at Everett Home and Garden Show

The event continues today and Sunday with talks by local master gardeners and more.

 

‘Dumb waiter’ is a type of turning table, not a stupid person

A Victorian table like this made with a three-part leg, sold at an auction last year for $406.

A ranch home goes from outdated to outdoorsy in Everett

Cam Stefanic and Kari Logan’s love of skiing inspires a Crystal Mountain resort-themed remodel.

This iron frog sits on a ball on a curvy base while balancing a sprinkler on his nose, waiting to water the lawn. The rare figure, even though repainted, auctioned for $780 at a Bertoia auction in June of last year.

Iron figural garden sprinklers can be worth thousands

The vintage garden pieces were made in all shapes, sizes and materials.

This iron frog sits on a ball on a curvy base while balancing a sprinkler on his nose, waiting to water the lawn. The rare figure, even though repainted, auctioned for $780 at a Bertoia auction in June of last year.

Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Marysville’s Mother Lovin’ Market: Shop for handmade and homegrown wares, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at the Ken Baxter Community Center and Comeford… Continue reading

Add evergreen perennials to your garden for winter interest

Here’s a list of plants that compliment the seasonal shrubs you’ve just added to your yard.

Gardening answers for raised beds, invasive plants and more

Columnist Adrian Higgins answered gardeners’ questions recently in an online Washington Post chat.

Plant of Merit: Mahonia x media ‘Charity,’ evergreen shrub

What: Mahonia x media “Charity” is a statuesque, evergreen shrub with bright yellow flowers that bloom from late fall through the winter. It is an… Continue reading

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