Rainy Side Gardeners
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Give cynicism the boot … spend time in a garden
In the end, what we regret is time we didn't spend with loved ones, not what gifts we didn't give or receive.
Dress Up the Summer Garden
A summer without annuals, is like a spring without flowering bulbs.
Plant Gallery and Growing Guide — Natives
Carpeting the Garden in Living Green
Diminutive ground covers furnish a cohesive element in the garden.
Simple Winter Container
Here is a last minute tip you can do for the holiday season. Utilize a beautiful frost proof container and plant a conifer in it. Some of the best are slow growing, and won't outgrow the container for a few years. When the conifer is too big to contain any longer, plant it in the landscape without fear of it growing too tall. One of my favorites conifers for this time of year is the Chamaecyparis 'Ellwood's Pillar' or 'Ellwood's Pigmy'. Both are narrow, densely packed trees with blue-green needles.
String your shrubs with white lights for a festive glow on your front porch. Plant two in matching containers and put on either side of the entry to your house. Simple and elegant, keep the sparkle of lights on them well after Christmas.
Camellia x 'Winter's Joy'
In winter the additional bonus of flowers makes this evergreen shrub a winner!
From the Archives
Exciting Garden Entryways
It’s amazing how a beautiful entryway makes a garden exciting.
Toasting Your Health:
From Your Garden to Your Glass
Debbie is speaking at the NWFGS February 23, 2017 in the Rainier Room! She will be talking about plants for your liqueur cabinet and other beverages. Also some fun history of liqueurs, plus design ideas to incorporate your beverage plants into your garden. And also give some scrumptious recipes for some tasty liqueurs you can easily make.
Tastes like a million, because it's fresh from the garden...
Gardening for the Homebrewer: Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More
By co-authors Debbie Teashon (Rainy Side Gardeners) and Wendy Tweton