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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Spring Quips 2012
by Debbie Teashon
April 21, 2012 — It was a great day to spend planting my containers. Usually I overwinter many of my more tender plants, but this year I am going with new ones for my container collection. I am especially enjoying this annual, Cerinthe retorta (pronounced ser-IN-thee re-TOR-tuh).
The species is not as showy as this Cerinthe, but handsome in its own right. Since it’s not a hybrid, I'll be saving the seeds of these fascinating annuals for next year's planting.
April 19, 2012 — Magic waits for those who walk in the rain.
April 4, 2012 — You never know where these sleeves will show up. In this case, I ordered a chai latte from some of my favorite people at the Cup and Muffin in Kingston, Washington. When I reached home, I found my drink flirting with my plants—I swear it was singing, I'm too sexy for my sleeves.
April 5, 2012 — The sleeves were spotted cozying up to some cups at Dragonfly Farms Nursery out on Hansville Road in Kingston.
March 29, 2012 — Tree boughs, robed in swags of moss, arch downward from their heavy burden.