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SEEDS: Local, regional seed companies ready for season

Feb 3rd, 2020
SEEDS: Local, regional seed companies ready for season

by Grow Northwest As we’re all deep in seed catalogs this time of year, here’s our annual listing of regional seed companies to consider. See their websites for full listings and catalogs.   Osborne Quality Seeds osborneseed.com, (360) 424-SEED, 2428 Old Hwy 99 South Road, Mount Vernon Growing and testing seeds since 1982, the Mount
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Districts prep for Native Plant Sales

Feb 1st, 2020
Districts prep for Native Plant Sales

by Grow Northwest Erosion control, ground cover, shrubs, deciduous trees, conifers, pollinators, fall colors, winter berries, and more! Plenty of choices await you at the local Conservation District Native Plant Sales. Perfect for early spring planting, these plants are Puget Sound and/or Western Washington natives. Here’s a look at what’s coming up, and when you
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Flower and Garden Show Feb. 26 through March 1

Feb 1st, 2020

SEATTLE – The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is coming Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 26 through March 1. Participants can enjoy 20 fully landscaped display gardens, 100 world-class seminars, and tahousands of treasures in the garden and vintage marketplaces, as well as a kids treasure hunt, community plant center, and more. Hours are Wednesday through
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Mushrooms species on display at local shows

Oct 1st, 2019
Mushrooms species on display at local shows

Experts available for identification help; samples welcome The annual mushroom shows presented by local mycological organizations are coming up this month, offering visitors the chance to have their questions answered, mushrooms indentified, and learn about the hundreds of species that grow in the Northwest. The 30th Annual Wild Mushroom Show, presented by the Northwest Mushroomers
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Hundreds of dahlias on display

Sep 2nd, 2019
Hundreds of dahlias on display

by Grow Northwest The dahlias are on full display this month, and several events this month will welcome the community to come enjoy the beauty and learn more about them. The Whatcom County Dahlia Society’s Annual Flower Show will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8. Hundreds of dahlias and many arrangements of all different types,
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Watermelon: Helpful tips and varieties to try at home

May 2nd, 2019
Watermelon: Helpful tips and varieties to try at home

by Grow Northwest Crisp, sweet, delicious watermelon. The different varieties available – from large to mini, round to oblong, red to yellow flesh, solid to striped rind – provide something for every grower’s space and preferred taste, even here in our northwest corner. We’ve been growing them in our home garden for years. Starting under
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Managing weeds: A little homework goes a long way

May 2nd, 2019
Managing weeds: A little homework goes a long way

Learn to identify, handle invasive weeds by Laurel Baldwin At this time of year our gardens are growing gangbusters – and so are those weeds. But if you’re watching out for them and you do a little homework first, you can intervene early and spare yourself some expense and a sore back. It’s important to
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Save the dates: Garden club plant sales and more

Apr 3rd, 2019
Save the dates: Garden club plant sales and more

Spring time is filled with plant sales, from Master Gardener chapters to local garden groups. Save the dates for some of these beloved sales, this month through May.   The Skagit Conservation District Plant Sale offers a large selection of native plants on Saturday, April 13. Pre-order pick up is Friday, April 12. The sale
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Composting: Strategies for your farm or garden

Apr 2nd, 2019
Composting: Strategies for your farm or garden

Learn about chicken care during spring workshops Want to gain some hands-on composting knowledge? Try these workshops coming up. Join the Whatcom Conservation District and a panel of experts and local landowners to discuss better nutrient cycling to help farmers during “Composting on Your Farm: Nutrient Cycling for Fun & Profit” on Thursday, April 18. As
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Seasonal classes: Get inspired this month

Feb 1st, 2019
Seasonal classes: Get inspired this month

The season may be mostly cold and quiet for some, but for those who enjoy dreaming and planning the time has come. The focus turns to sharpening our minds, our tools, and our plans for spring. The pages of the seed catalogs have been turned and marked, the list is outlined (and probably becoming longer),
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