• Gardening

    Garden to Kitchen: Cooking Up Your Crop

    Thursday, October 1, 2020 Written by

    My garden jewelry box has been flung open this month. Amethyst eggplant, golden summer squash, emerald bell peppers, and dripping ruby clusters of ripe cherry tomatoes. The late-summer northwest garden is a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds. Stuck at home during the pandemic, many of us have embraced our vegetable patches with more […]

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    Native Plants Bring Birds and Bees to Your Yard

    Monday, September 7, 2020 Written by

    If you’re looking to add some low-maintenance plants, shrubs and trees to your garden, why not go native? Native plants are those that have evolved under local growing conditions. Western Washington is a haven for everything from salal and huckleberry to vine maple and madrone. Native plants are less prone to disease and, once established, […]

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    How to Keep Rabbits and Deer Out of Your Garden

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 Written by

    The wildlife you spot around your neighborhood may be a charming sight, but if rabbits and deer are gobbling up your flowers and vegetables, it’s time to find a deterrent. Rabbits are a common challenge for gardeners. “The loss of coyotes has caused a problem, and that’s driving the rabbit epidemic right now,” said gardening […]

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    Beautify Your Yard and Avoid Injuries With These Tips

    Thursday, June 18, 2020 Written by

    If you’re taking advantage of having more time at home to finally tackle yard projects, make sure you they don’t take you down the following week. Yard work includes uncomfortable positions, heavy lifting, and repetitive movements that can lead to neck, back, wrist, and knee pain. Lauren Zilke, doctor of physical therapy, at Core Physical […]