Book Review:: Real Gardens Grow Natives

We're lucky to live in a region with bountiful books on creating wildlife habitat and Pacific Northwest gardeners now have one more choice to add to their bookshelves. Real Gardens Grow Natives: design, plant & enjoy a healthy northwest...

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Native Plants and Balconies

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. Planning a garden on a balcony is often a challenging prospect, but using native plants can both help, and cause further frustration. Balconies are a very different environment from the...

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A Propagation Primer

This post was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. Propagation has been on my mind lately. We recently moved into a house with a very bare yard and although I brought all of my plants from our apartment...

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Plants vs Unwelcome Guests (and Zombies)

This was originally posted on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. If only the plants featured in Plants vs. Zombies acted as they do in the game we’d all be a lot safer. Alas, I was sad to discover this summer...

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3 Pacific Northwest Plants for Autumn

This post was originally posted on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. A few months back, the thought of a flush of new green leaves was on my mind and I wrote 3 Pacific Northwest Plants for Winter. Now we’ve come...

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Hedgerows From Romans to Habitat

  This is a revised and updated post which was originally published on June 2, 2010. History Although not as significant in the US as in the UK, hedgerows nonetheless offer a valuable design opportunity for wildlife habitat. In the simplest terms,...

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