Rainy Side Gardeners
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Garden Cart Humor
A series of short laughs and more to come.
I didn't get the blues.
I found this platform with an open basket weave tucked away in the corner of a nursery.
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
From the Archives
Call It Magic!
Some days, I want to believe in magic, because for reasons unknown an action can cause unforeseen events to unfold. Events that you want to tuck away forever, to pull out and share with others, or keep for a pleasant memory smile. The other day was such a time. I was out working in the garden area at Kingston Henery Hardware and noticed a flowering Australian Mint Bush (Prostanthera cuneata) needed to be marked with a price. The white marking pen was not in my apron pocket, so I picked up the shrub and walked inside.
I never bring a large-pot-sized shrub inside the store, so what prompted me to walk inside with my arms wrapped around its black container this time? It was flowering so beautifully that I believe I may have wanted to show it off inside. I stopped at the cashier stand and set the shrub down on the counter. Dori on the other side of the counter, and I commented about the small orchid-like flowers that covered the shrub.
Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a hummingbird land on the rack next to us. Read the whole story...
This is an easy little fern to grow in our maritime gardens in Pacific Northwest acidic soil. It thrives in shade, but can even handle full sun if given extra supplemental watering.
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