Ask the Master Gardener Articles

Program Contact: Alex duPont, Master Gardener Program Coordinator
alex.dupont@wsu.edu • (360) 428-4270 ext. 227

“Ask the Master Gardener” columns are featured in the Skagit Valley Herald two to three Fridays per month in the Home & Garden section of the Friday paper. All links are PDF files unless otherwise indicated.

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2017

10-13-17  The Moisture-loving Garden
10-06-17  Cyclamens – Two Choices
09-15-17 Fresh Vegetables & Fermentation
09-08-17 Wildlife Habitat Garden
09-01-17 Small Space Garden Solutions
08-11-17 Fragrant Shrubs for Your Yard
08-04-17 Living Privacy Screens
07-14-17 Landscaping with Dead Trees
07-07-17 A Fragrant Garden
06-23-17 Educating Your Eye
06-09-17 The Edible Garden
06-02-17 Inviting Landscapes
05-12-17 Invasive Species
05-05-17 Functional Landscape
04-14-17 Growing Vegetables from Seeds
04-07-17 Witch Hazel Provides Color
03-10-17 Deer-resistant Garden
03-03-17 Purposeful Gardens
02-10-17 Peonies – A Feast for the Eye
02-03-17 Hellebores – Fact & Folklore
01-13-17 Planning A Heather Garden
01-06-17 Winter Houseplant Care

2016

12-09-16 Growing Carnivorous Plants
12-02-16 Cut Flower Arrangements
11-11-16 Dried Beans – Colorful, Nutritious & Easy to Grow
11-04-16 The Sinister Garden: Nature’s Dark Side
10-14-16 Hebe – A Fine Textured Evergreen
10-07-16 Fruitless Fruit Trees and Unusual Fruit
09-09-16 GMOS and Hybridization
09-02-16 Amaranthus – a plant of many faces
08-12-16 Amend Your Soil to Help Plant Growth
08-05-16 Cultivating Blueberries In a Home Garden
07-15-16 25 Tips to Make You a Better Gardener
07-08-16 Consider a Backyard Vineyard
07-01-16 Discovering Daylilies
06-10-16 Native Bees – Vital for Pollination
06-03-16 Square Foot Gardening
05-13-16 Caring for New Plants
05-06-16 Hover Flies – Garden Curiosities
04-15-16 Wood Decay – Common Disease in Trees
04-08-16 The Importance of Chilling Temperatures
04-01-16 Tulips – Gems in the Garden
03-11-16 Creating Sustainable Landscaping
03-04-16 The Hidden World of Roots
02-12-16 Planting Bare Root Trees
02-05-16 Daffodil Delights
01-01-16 Two-Spotted Spider Mite
01-08-15 The Trouble with Tree Topping
01-15-16 Planting in Dry Shade

2015

12-11-15 Winter Plant Care – Inside Your Home
12-04-15 Living Christmas Trees
11-13-15 The Art of Bonsi
11-06-15 Fall Garden Clean-up
10-23-15 Fall Foliage Colors
10-16-15 Protecting Overwintering Beneficial Insects
10-02-15 Drought Tolerant Native Plants
09-18-15 Horsetail – Poisonous to Animals, Tough to Eradicate
09-11-15 Hone Your Home Orchard
08-14-15 Dahlia Delights – Bold Summer Blooms
08-07-15 Seed Saving – Recycle Your Garden Bounty
07-17-15 Japanese Gardens – Serene and Tranquil
07-10-15 Rain Gardens – filtering rainwater benefits the landscape
06-12-15 Music of Water – Features for Your Garden
06-05-15 Garden Ferns – Versatile, Beautiful & Easy to Grow
05-22-15 Learn to Identify Trees by Their Bark
05-08-15 Organic Gardening
05-01-15 Starting Seeds Indoors
04-10-15 Kiwifruit, Easy & Nutritious
04-03-15 Tents Caterpillars – No Cause for Alarm
03-20-15 Late Winter Pruning
03-06-15 Worm Composting Is Easy and Fun
02-13-15 Snails and Slugs
02-06-15 What’s in a Botanical Name
01-02-15 Evergreen Care

2014

12-12-14 Gifts for Gardeners
12-05-14 Caring for Holiday Plants
11-21-14 Colorful Chrysanthemums for Late-Season Garden
11-07-14 Gardens of the World – Global Inspirations for NW
10-17-14 Vivid Autumn Leaves
10-03-14 All About Begonias
09-19-14 Glorious September
09-05-14 Honeybees – One of the most fascinating animals in your garden
08-08-14 It’s the Berries
08-01-14 Hardy Fuchias
07-11-14 Experiment with Straw Bales
07-04-14 The Mediterranean Garden and the Pacific Northwest
06-20-14 How to Choose Healthy Plants
06-13-14 The Rose – Our National Flower
05-09-14 Planting the Vegetable Garden
05-02-14 Be a Good Neighbor to Large Commercial Agriculture
04-11-14 Combining Geophytes and Perennials
04-04-14 Clinics and Classes for Every Gardener
03-28-14 Transitional Zone 7 – A Gardener’s Enigma
03-14-14 Growing Plants from Seeds
03-07-14 Prepping Before Planting
02-21-14 Hellebores
02-14-14 Myths about Moss
02-07-14 Planting Your Vegetable Garden
01-10-14 Guarding Against Winter Damage
01-03-14 How to Read a Seed Catalog


2013

12-13-13 Caring for Pest Problems on Indoor Plants
12-06-13 Poinsettias
11-29-13 Division: Another Way to Grow
11-03-13 The Benefits of Rain Gardens
10-11-13 Growing Grapes
10-04-13 Peonies: An Irresistable Magic
09-27-13 The Master Gardener
09-13-13 Hardy Succulents
09-06-13 Low Light Houseplants
08-09-13 What’s Wrong with My Plant?
08-02-13 Gardening with Children
07-12-13 Fall and Winter Gardens
06-28-13 Educating the Gardener’s Eye
06-14-13 Ikebana
06-07-13 Thinning Vegetables in the June Garden
05-24-13 Houseplants Help Clean the Air
05-10-13 After You Buy Your Plant
04-19-13 Rise of the Zombie Bees
04-12-13 Stretching Spring
04-05-13 Growing Tomatoes
03-22-13 Discovery in Gardening is Terrific
03-15-13 Choosing and Planting Roses
03-08-13 Weed Management in the Ornamental Garden
03-01-13 Succulents: An Indoor Garden
02-08-13 A Re-blooming Iris for March & November Gardeners
02-01-13 The Art of Terrariums
01-11-13 Rain Gardens
01-04-13 Phenology in Nature


2012

12-14-12 Caring for Your Holiday Plants
12-07-12 Overwintering Tender Annuals and Houseplants
11-23-12 The Hazards of English Ivy
11-09-12 To Till or Not to Till
11-02-12 Maintaining a Garden Journal
10-12-12 Holiday Cacti
10-05-12 Preparing for Winter
09-14-12 Amaranthus: A Plant of Many Faces
09-07-12 Becoming a Master Gardener
08-24-12 Meet the Beetles
08-10-12 Garden Sorrel
08-03-12 Kale
07-20-12 Fall & Winter Gardening
07-13-12 Part 2: Bee Aware
07-06-12 Part 1: Bee Aware
06-22-12 Concrete’s Community Garden
06-08-12 Irises: A Rainbow of Color
06-01-12 All about Begonias
05-11-12 Your Vegetable Garden
05-04-12 Master Gardener Plant Fair 2012
04-27-12 Day Length for Vegetable Gardens
04-13-12 Rain Gardens
04-06-12 Plants for Shaded Gardens
03-30-12 Garden Myths
03-09-12 Herbs
03-02-12 Reduce Your Lawn
02-24-12 Lichens
02-10-12 Rats & Other Vertebrate Pests
02-03-12 Houseplants, Pt 2 – Care
01-27-12 Houseplants, Pt. 1 – Repotting
01-13-12 Tree Topping


2011

12-30-11 Next Year Will Be Different – Gardening Resolutions
12-23-11 Recycle Holiday Greens
12-09-11 Poinsettias
12-02-11 Asian Ladybeetles
11-25-11 Gift for Gardeners, Gifts for Plants
11-11-11 Gardens of the World
11-04-11 Hyacinths & Paperwhites (PDF)
10-28-11 Outdoor Bulbs: Tulips, Daffodils, & Crocus (PDF)
10-14-11 Conifers for Fall Color
10-07-11 Asian Garden Design
09-30-11 Garden Moss: Friend or Foe?
09-09-11 Low Impact Development
09-02-11 ‘Myth’-information about Spiders
08-12-11 Identifying Plant Diseases
08-05-11 Planning and Planting Your Fall & Winter Garden
07-22-11 Growing Community Gardens
07-08-11 Growing Herbal Tea, Pt. 2
07-01-11 Growing Herbal Tea, Pt. 1
06-10-11 Know Your Bugs
06-03-11 Groundcovers vs. Lawns
05-13-11 Spotted Wing Drosophila
05-06-11 Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinics
04-29-11 MG Plant Fair
04-22-11 Rhododendrons for Spring
04-08-11 Growing Veggies!
04-01-11 Growing Marshmallows
03-25-11 Tomato Grafting
03-18-11 Late Winter Pruning
03-04-11 Gardening with Native Plants
02-25-11 Two-Spotted Spider Mite
02-11-11 Landscaping: Patios, Paths & Walkways
02-04-11 Rain Garden
01-28-11 Phenology 101
01-14-11 The Granary Weevil
01-07-11 Houseplants, Animals, & Children


2010

12-31-10 Gardeners’ New Year’s Resolutions
12-24-10 Recycle Your Holiday Trees & Wreaths
12-10-10 Caring for Your Holiday Plants
11-26-10 Gifts for Gardeners
11-12-10 Greenhouses
11-05-10 Winter Flowering Shrubs
10-29-10 Invasion of the Invasives
10-09-10 Trees for Fall Foliage
10-01-10 Protecting Overwintering Beneficial Insects
09-03-10 Seed Saving
08-13-10 Preserving the Bounty of Your Garden
08-06-10 Getting Rid of Invasive Blackberries
07-23-10 Planning & Planting Your Fall & Winter Garden
07-09-10 Gardens for All Abilities
07-02-10 Container Gardening
06-11-10 Rain Barrels
06-04-10 Growing Healthy Blueberries
05-21-10 Dyeing with Plants
05-14-10 Backyard Chickens
05-07-10 MG Plant Fair
04-30-10 Victory Gardens
04-23-10 WSU Skagit County Extension Plant Clinics
04-09-10 Landscaping with Native Plants
04-02-10 Soil Types & Tests
03-26-10 Tulip Tours
03-12-10 Growing Flowers for Cutting
02-26-10 Hellebores
02-12-10 Weed Control
01-29-10 Planting Bare-Root Trees
01-22-10 Winter Landscape Analysis
01-01-10 New Year’s Resolutions for Gardeners


2009

12-25-09 Holiday Greenery Disposal
11-27-09 Gifts for the Gardener
11-13-09 Winter Pruning: Fruit Trees
11-06-09 Guarding Against Winter Damage
10-23-09 Time to Plant Garlic!
10-09-09 Bug Man
10-02-09 Cover Crops
09-11-09 Buried Treasures: Lesser-Known Bulbs
09-04-09 Greenhouses
08-14-09 Extending the Growing Season
08-07-09 Waterwise Garden and Lawn Care
07-24-09 Diagnosing Plant Diseases
07-10-09 Rugosa Roses
07-03-09 Growing Wine Grapes
06-12-09 Second Harvest
06-05-09 Chrysanthemums
05-29-09 Garden Art
05-22-09 Know & Grow Workshops
05-15-09 Growing Great Apples
05-08-09 Plant Fair
05-01-09 How to Choose Healthy Plants
04-19-09 Tomato Growing Tips
04-10-09 Vegetable Gardening
04-03-09 Tulip Festival Step-on Tours
03-27-09 Plant Clinics
03-13-09 Dealing with Winter Damage
03-06-09 Seed-starting Techniques and Best Practices
02-27-09 Natural Solutions for Pests and Weeds
02-13-09 Amphibians & Reptiles in the Garden
02-06-09 February To-Do List
01-30-09 Choosing Seed
01-23-09 Low-care Gardening
01-09-09 Ground Beetle
01-02-09 Evergreen Care


2008

12-26-08 The Garden as a Lab
12-12-08 Holiday Plants that Last
12-05-08 Horsetails
11-28-08 Chrysanthemums
11-14-08 Bats in the Northwest
11-07-08 Fall Lawn Care
10-31-08 Beekeeping 101
10-24-08 Perennial Vegetables
10-10-08 Native Gardening
10-03-08 Ergonomic Tools and Methods
09-26-08 Lazy Gardener
09-12-08 Growing & Eating Specialty Potatoes
09-05-08 Fences & Gates
08-29-08 Combining Geophytes and Perennials
08-22-08 Slugs and Snails
08-08-08 Watermelon & Asian Veg. in the Anacortes Kids’ Garden
08-01-08 Shade Garden Bloomers
07-25-08 Water Features
07-11-08 Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies
07-04-08 Strawberries for the Pacific Northwest Garden
06-27-08 Diagnosing Plant Diseases
06-13-08 Beneficial Insects
06-06-08 Growing and Maintaining Clematis
05-30-08 Victory Gardens
05-23-08 Basketry Willow
05-09-08 Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder
05-02-08 Teas, Soups, and Other Foods 
04-25-08 Edible Flowers
04-11-08 Dahlia Planting Tips
04-04-08 Brush Piles and Wildlife 
03-28-08 Plant Clinics
03-14-08 Rain Gardens
03-07-08 Madrona Blight
02-29-08 Edible Weeds
02-22-08 Growing and Drying Herbs 
02-08-08 Pruning Roses 
02-01-08 Common Tansy
01-25-08 Sprouting Made Simple
01-11-08 Edible Landscaping
01-04-08 Food at Our Feet

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2007

12-28-07 Top Ten Gardening Myths
12-14-07 Ivy Choices for Skagit County
12-07-07 Earthworms in the Garden
11-30-07 Soil-borne pathogens
11-23-07 Christmas Tree Care
11-09-07 Orchard Mason Bees
11-02-07 Lichens
10-26-07 Dahlia Storage Tips
10-12-07 Fall Tips for Healthy Fruit Trees
10-05-07 Tree Topping
09-28-07 Green Beans
09-14-07 Bulbs to Brighten Your Spring Garden
09-07-07 Beautyberry for fall color
08-31-07 Bats…
08-17-07 Grow great berries
08-10-07 Noxious Critters…
08-03-07 Cabbage Care…
07-27-07 Got kids? Keep them…
07-13-07 Hydrangea Care and Propagation
07-06-07 Honey Bees
07-01-07 Drought-tolerant Ground covers
06-24-07 Vegetable Gardens
06-10-07 Tomato Diseases and How to Avoid Them
06-03-07 Beneficial Insects
05-27-07 Organic Pest Control
05-13-07 Dealing with Horsetail
04-29-07 Creating a Landscape Salmon Will Love
04-22-07 The Benefits of Rain Gardens
04-15-07 Yard Privacy
04-08-07 Tomatoes
04-01-07 Soil pH
03-25-07 Making Cut Flowers Last Longer
03-11-07 Roses
03-04-07 Integrated Pest Management
02-25-07 Container Gardening
02-11-07 Sprouts
02-04-07 Pruning Fruit Trees
01-28-07 January Gardening
01-14-07 Euonymus
01-07-07 Garden Climates, Sub-freezing Temperatures

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2006

12-31-06 Caring for Holiday Gift Plants
12-24-06 Planning a Basket Maker’s Garden
12-10-06 Gifts for Gardeners
12-03-06 Garden Gifts at the Holidays
11-26-06 WSU Discovery Garden Theft
11-12-06 Winter Container Gardening
11-05-06 Dahlia Storage Tips
10-29-06 Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs
10-22-06 October Gardening
10-08-06 Mulching
10-01-06 Pruning Landscape Trees
09-24-06 Dividing Perennials
09-10-06 A Moveable Treat – Container Gardening
09-03-06 Invite Mosses Into Your Garden
08-27-06 Hardy Cyclamen Tough it Out
08-13-06 Lawn Care
08-06-06 Romancing the Fig
07-30-06 Ponds and Water Features
07-23-06 Easy-Care Native Trees for Your Backyard
07-09-06 Midsummer Vegetable Opportunities
07-02-06 Getting Started With Native Plants
06-25-06 Ninebark ‘Diablo’
06-11-06 Earthworms
06-04-06 Growing Citrus Indoors
05-28-06 Planting Tomatoes in Containers
05-14-06 Gardening With Orchard Mason Bees
05-07-06 Waterwise Lawn Care
04-30-06 These Landscapes are for the Birds!
04-23-06 Shade Gardening
04-09-06 Slugs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails
04-02-06 April
03-26-06 European Cranefly
03-12-06 Landscaping with Habitat in Mind
03-05-06 Leeks and Shallots
02-26-06 Early Spring Garden Care
02-12-06 Hellebores
02-05-06 Hydrangea Care and Pruning
01-29-06 Choosing Seed
01-22-06 Adelgids
01-08-06 January Gardening
01-01-06 Christmas Pepper and Jerusalem Cherry

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2005

12-25-05 Saffron Crocus
12-11-05 Garden Experiment Tips
12-04-05 Managing Garden Pests
11-27-05 A Weed Is A Weed Is A Weed?
11-13-05 Herb Robert
11-06-05 Winter Landscape 
10-30-05 Beware of Garden Gifts
10-23-05 Gourds
10-09-05 Blueberries
10-01-05 Worms in Apples
09-25-05 Part 1: The Birds (The Birds and the Bees of Gardening)
09-11-05 Preserving Herbs & Vegetables from the Garden
09-04-05 Growing Zones
08-28-05 Garden Mulch
08-14-05 Displaying and Using Fresh Cut Flowers
08-07-05 Plan Now for Vines Next Summer
07-31-05 Part 2: Making the Most of Each Raindrop
07-24-05 Part 1: Making the Most of What Nature Gives Us
07-10-05 Lily Hybrids
07-03-05 Walnut Husk Fly
06-26-05 Sow Seeds Soon for Fall and Winter Vegetables
06-12-05 Gardening with Ornamental Grasses
06-05-05 Rethinking the Front Lawn
05-29-05 Brunnera
05-22-05 Creating and Caring for Hanging Baskets
05-08-05 You Want to Grow What?!
05-01-05 Tent Caterpillars
04-24-05 Something for Everyone! 
04-10-05 Beans
04-03-05 Deep Shade Gardening
03-13-05 Potatoes in a Garbage Can
03-06-05 Plant Now For Shortcake This Summer
02-27-05 Rejuvenating a Houseplant
02-13-05 Grow Vegetables in Containers
02-06-05 Mixed Borders
01-30-05 Perennials in the Vegetable Garden
01-23-05 Pollination
01-09-05 African Violets
01-02-05 Springtails

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2004

12-12-04 Gardening Gifts
12-05-04 Organic Mulch-The Perfect Winter Ground Cover
11-28-04 Kiwis
11-14-04 Hazard Trees
11-03-04 Winter Gardens
10-31-04 Gardening for the Blind or Partially Sighted
10-24-04 Trees of Autumn
10-03-04 Winterizing Roses
09-26-04 Fall Garden Checklist
09-12-04 Methods of Extending the Growing Season
09-05-04 Garlic
08-29-04 Color For Your Fall Garden
08-15-04 Gardening Tip
08-08-04 Earwigs
08-01-04 Watering Tips
07-25-04 Mint (Word)
07-11-04 Bees (Word)
07-04-04 Growing Raspberries
06-27-04 Common Tomato Plant Problems
06-13-04 Propagation from Cuttings
06-06-04 Butterfly Bushes
05-30-04 Tent Making Caterpillars
05-23-04 Common Problems of Flowering Cherry Trees
05-09-04 Avoid Cross Pollination
04-16-04 Why Prune A Deciduous Shrub?
04-11-04 Growing Herbs
04-04-04 Heirloom Tomatoes
03-28-04 Transplanting from the Green House
03-14-04 English Ivy
02-29-04 The Ground Beetle
01-25-04 Evergreens

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2003

12-14-03 How Safe are Our Christmas Plants
11-30-03 Black Knot Tree Fungus
11-23-03 Support Your Soil
11-02-03 Winter Feeding Birds
10-26-03 The Codling Moth
10-12-03 Winterizing Potted Plants
09-28-03 Wintering Fuchsias
09-14-03 Growing Herbs
09-07-03 When to Home Harvest
08-31-03 Supporting Wildlife Habitats
08-26-03 Tomatoes
08-03-03 The Hobo Spider
07-17-03 Cattails
07-13-03 Greenhouses
06-29-03 Battling Flea Beetles
06-22-03 Why Weed
07-06-03 Watering Plants)
06-08-03 Low Care Gardening
06-01-03 Planting in Dry Shade
05-25-03 Green Beans
05-04-03 Garter Snakes
04-27-03 Growing Grapes

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2002

10-13-02 Blueberries (Word)
10-06-02 Tree Fruit Field Day and Open House (Word)
09-29-02 Storing the Winter Harvest (Word)
09-22-02 Saving Seeds and Drying Herbs (Word)
09-08-02 Dragon Flies (Word)
09-01-02 Crane Flies (Word)
08-25-02 Yellow Jackets (Word)
08-11-02 Globe Artichokes (Word)
08-04-02 Extending the Harvest (Word)
07-28-02 Garden Pharmacy (Word)
07-14-02 Hummingbirds (Word)
07-07-02 Your Garden (Word)
06-30-02 Pollination (Word)
06-23-02 Lilacs (Word)
06-09-02 Clematis (Word)
06-02-02 Leafcutter Bees (Word)
05-26-02 Planting For Bouquets (Word)
05-12-02 Summer Bulbs (Word)
05-05-02 Tomato Varieties (Word)
04-28-02 Plant Faire (Word)
04-14-02 Cut Flower Care (Word)
04-07-02 April (Word)
03-24-02 Witch hazels (Word)
03-17-02 Winter Blues (Word)
03-10-02 March Gardening Chores (Word)
03-03-02 Primroses (Word)
02-23-02 WWTFRF Open House and Field Day (Word)
02-10-02 Hellebores (Word)
02-03-02 What to do in February (Word)
01-06-02 Pesticide Dusts (Word)

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2001

12-30-01 Winter Weed Control (Word)
12-23-01 Attracting Beneficial Insects (Word)
12-16-01 Deer in the Garden (Word)
12-09-01 Bulb Forcing (Word)
11-25-01 Winterizing Roses (Word)
11-18-01 Pruning in the Winter Garden (Word)
11-11-01 Making Color Last (Word)
10-28-01 Growing Figs (Word)
10-21-01 Colchicums (Word)
10-14-01 Squash and Pumpkins (Word)
10-07-01 WWTFRF Field Day and Open House (Word)
09-30-01 Flame Weeding (Word)
09-30-01 Festival of Family Farms (Word)
09-16-01 Master Gardener Program (Word)
09-09-01 The Perfect Relationship (Word)
08-26-01 Conditioning Cut Flowers (Word)
08-19-01 Eriophyid Mites (Word)
08-12-01 Small Herb Gardens (Word)
08-12-01 Edible Flowers (Word)
08-05-01 Groundcovers (Word)
07-29-01 Children in the Garden (Word)
07-22-01 Container Gardening (Word)
07-15-01 Aphids (Word)
07-08-01 Evergreen Groundcovers (Word)
07-01-01 Worm Bins (Word)
06-24-01 Hobo Spider (Word)
06-17-01 Rhubarb (Word)
06-10-01 Growing Hydrangeas (Word)
06-03-01 Hanging Baskets (Word)
05-20-01 May (Word)
05-13-01 Turf Nurturing (Word)
05-06-01 Tomato Varieties for 2001 (Word)
04-28-01 Plant Faire 2001 (Word)
04-22-01 Fertilizing Plants (Word)
04-15-01 Carrot Rust Fly (Word)
04-08-01 Garden Planning (Word)
04-01-01 Houseplants (Word)
03-18-01 Lavender (Word)
03-11-01 Tree Topping (Word)
02-25-01 Growing Tuberous Begonias (Word)
02-18-01 Orchard Mason Bees (Word)

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Dahlia 'Johnson' Photo by Jason Miller
Dahlia ‘Johnson’
Photo by Jason Miller

Bumblebee Photo by Jason Miller
Bumblebee
Photo by Jason Miller

Gardening with Kids Photo by Jason Miller
Gardening with Kids
Photo by Jason Miller

Hydrangea Photo by Jason Miller
Hydrangea
Photo by Jason Miller

Tomato Boy Photo by Jason Miller
Tomato Boy
Photo by Jason Miller

Tomato Hothouses Photo by Jason Miller
Tomato Hothouses
Photo by Jason Miller

Clematis 'Henryii' Photo by Jason Miller
Clematis ‘Henryii’
Photo by Jason Miller

Green beans 'Blue Lake' Photo by Jason Miller
Green beans ‘Blue Lake’
Photo by Jason Miller

Garlic Seed Heads Photo by Jason Miller
Garlic Seed Heads Photo by Jason Miller

Edible Weeds Photo by Jason Miller
Edible Weeds
Photo by Jason Miller

Rhubarb Photo by Jason Miller
Rhubarb
Photo by Jason Miller

Groundcovers Photo by Jason Miller
Groundcovers
Photo by Jason Miller

Dahlia 'Sundown' Photo by Jason Miller
Dahlia ‘Sundown’
Photo by Jason Miller

Beneficial Ladybug Larvae Photo by Jason Miller
Beneficial Ladybug Larvae
Photo by Jason Miller

Daylily 'Lord Jeff' Photo by Jason Miller
Daylily ‘Lord Jeff’
Photo by Jason Miller

Madrona Tree Photo by Pascale Michel
Madrona Tree
Photo by Pascale Michel

Strawberry 'Matrix' Photo by Jason Miller
Strawberry ‘Matrix’
Photo by Jason Miller

Trillium ovatum Photo by Jason Miller
Trillium ovatum
Photo by Jason Miller

Scarlet Runner bean blossoms Photo by Jason Miller
Scarlet Runner bean blossoms
Photo by Jason Miller

Plant Clinics Photo by Britt Shellenberger
Plant Clinics
Photo by Britt Shellenberger

Rain Garden Photo by Seattle Public Utilities
Rain Garden
Photo by Seattle Public Utilities