Managing Deer

Saturday mornings at 10am for 1 hour July 15, 2017 Free Class No sign up required. Does your garden suffer from Bambi blight? Dr. Deardorff will show you which plants deer avoid, how to fence deer out, and which deer repellants will keep them away from your garden. Deer will not eat certain plants and choosing these deer resistant plants is the next …

PLANTING DALHIAS

If your perennial flower garden gets a little drab and boring come late summer and fall, think about planting dahlias. Gardeners are always trying to find colorful flowers to keep the show going into autumn, and dahlias are the perfect star to fit the bill. Dahlias just need a little more thought and attention compared to other perennial flowers. Dahlias …

KEEPING YOUNG TREES & SHRUBS HEALTHY

It’s hot out there for newly planted trees and shrubs. These plants may be struggling to survive the heat and drought because their root systems haven’t had a chance to get established in the native soil yet. That’s why it’s important to pamper spring-planted trees and shrubs during the first year after planting. Most trees fail after the first year …

BUG OFF! Nature’s Way

Not all insects are harmful to your garden; in fact, many are beneficial and are an important part of the ecosystem. Chemicals used to eliminate insects do not discriminate between the good bugs and the bad ones, so you can limit the damage done to beneficial insects and, at the same time, keep harmful chemicals out of the environment by …

By the light of the silvery moon

Moonlit Gardens Although gardeners often dream of sun-splashed borders filled with stately perennials, many are discovering that their daisies, daylilies, and daffodils are working overtime, bringing the garden to light…at night! Welcome to the world of the garden after dark. With busy families finding fewer daylight hours to enjoy their gardens, it makes perfect sense to create a moonlight retreat …

Falling Into the Season of Color

I meant that.  Even though the cool wet is starting the dormancy and die back in some plants, there is plenty of color popping out all over. This summer was becoming colorless as the heat cooked everything into a beige mass.  Come September and the cooling rains, Port Townsend, Jefferson County, the Olympic Peninsula and the Pacific NW in general …

Patti’s Picks

Patti loves ‘Flaming Silver’ Pieris! New growth emerges bright red, changes gradually to pink, chartreuse and light green, then finally deep green with white variegation Fragrant spring flowers appear in clusters and resemble lily-of-the-valley Prefers a partially shaded location with moist, well-drained, acidic soil An excellent choice for a woodland garden under tall trees Botanical name: Pieris japonica ‘Flaming Silver’

Fruit Trees, Edibles & Seeds

It’s Time to Plant Bare-root Fruit trees, Berries and Roses!  The Port Townsend store has an amazing selection of fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries and more. Take advantage of the great selection and lower prices when you buy bare-root. (Links to our detailed lists are provided below.) Berries are here!  Raspberries, blueberries, marion berries, strawberries, and blackberries are …

April – Hellebores

Helleborus Ivory Prince (‘Walhelivor’) Hellebore Shrub-like, clump-forming, with blue green leaves. Ivory flowers flushed pink, with green streaks. Bloom time: Feb–Apr Exposure: part to full shade Uses: shade garden, containers Growing and Maintenance Tips: Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Water generously for best display.