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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
"The very best of the best. Geared specifically toward gardening in the maritime Northwest. Amazing photography, plant bios, forums for information exchange, calendar, articles on every aspect of gardening. Put it at the top of your bookmarks because you'll be using it a lot." -The Oregonian
The Pacific Northwest is a great place to garden, but it can also be challenging. As we share our experiences with you, we will provide good, solid information in our articles and point you to the best resources we know. We are always looking for dependable web sites that serve the Pacific Northwest gardener. We welcome you to make comments and give us your valuable feedback, expertise or questions, as they will help us all be better gardeners. Rainy Side Gardeners has been on the web since 1998 sharing the experience of gardening in our beautiful region.
With many pages to peruse on this site, you may want to settle in and make yourself comfortable. You may be here for a while. We look forward to hearing from our readers. Enjoy your time, and please come back again. There is always something new brewing on the Rainy Side.
Who We Are
Rainy Side Gardeners started out as Debra Teachout-Teashon and Travis Saling, two Northwest gardeners and friends, who live about 60 miles apart in western Washington state. Prior to Rainy Side Gardeners, each had Web sites offering gardening resources, advice and help. In addition, both wrote gardening articles for other web sites. Debbie approached Travis about combining efforts and starting a new site. Over the course of a few years, they spent many hours talking about their gardens and giving each other advice. Eventually they came to realize that the other's gardening knowledge complemented their own quite well. Therefore, they combined their efforts, focused them more clearly, and created Rainy Side Gardeners.
After six years, Travis branched out with his own web site focusing on edible gardening in the maritime Pacific Northwest called West Side Gardener. Rainy Side Gardeners will be well linked up to its sister site (brother site?), West Side Gardener with valuable edible gardening information. Travis may not be participating in RSG as before but his handy work in how it works stays on.
We have writers that garden and live in the maritime Pacific Northwest. They share their gardening experiences with all of us, providing valuable articles with good gardening information to RSG..
Rainy Side Gardeners is expanding its Plant Gallery and Growing Guide to bring many more plants to know and grow in our maritime climate. We will continue to bring you gardening information specific to our region.