White flowers
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Creating a Garden in the Shade

Type/Classic Photo caption: Bugbane’s white spires of flowers will provide some height to the shady areas in the landscape. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from growing a beautiful garden. Make the most of shady locations with proper plant selection and design strategies.  Start the season with […]

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Dozer Day coming to Clark County Fairgrounds

Kids get to hop into heavy, construction equipment and operate the machines guided by in-cab, experienced equipment operators during Dozer Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14-15 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington. Big kids over the age of 12 will be able to test additional machines that are safe to […]

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Seattle is number 2 Memorial Day travel destination

Caption: Covered in monumental artworks, this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park on the waterfront is Seattle’s largest downtown green space and is just one mile north of the Seattle Art Museum. AAA Travel booking data shows that reservations for flights, rental cars, cruises and hotels for Memorial Day are up 122% over last year. With the […]

Pink and white flower
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Get your garden ready for growing season

Caption: Korean Spice viburnum adds beauty and fragrance to the landscape. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com    by Melinda Myers Spring flowering bulbs and perennials are filling our landscapes with color. As your gardens come alive this spring, start making notes on needed improvements and provide some early season color and nectar for the […]

tree and garden
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Plant an Arbor Day tree in April

Caption: A garden of hostas beneath a Burr Oak tree. Photo credit:  Photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com    by Melinda Myers Celebrate National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, by planting new trees and caring for established ones in your landscape and community. This special holiday was first celebrated in 1872. Arbor Day celebrations continue […]

Man and child with rv at lake
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Find Washington water access for your RV fishing adventure

Caption: Camping at Quincy Lakes – 1987 Written by Dave Helgeson “Let’s go fishing” was a phrase I longed to hear in my youth when spending spring break at my grandparents’ house. It meant my grandpa, Ralph Riker, and I were off to go fishing in the Quincy Lakes Recreation Area (as a ten-year-old it […]

Raised beds in a garden
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Raise your garden better with raised beds

Caption: Raised beds provide gardeners the opportunity to overcome poor soil, resulting in more productive gardens. Photo credit: photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com By Melinda Myers  Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix. They also make gardening more comfortable thanks […]

Strawberry plant
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Enjoy fresh strawberries from your garden

Caption:  Delizz® is a day-neutral strawberry that was the first ever strawberry to be selected as an All-America Selections Winner. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers As you plan this year’s garden, be sure to include some strawberries. They are low in calories, high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and provide seasonal […]

Green plant in terrarium
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Plant a Terrarium for successful gardening

Caption: Use open containers like glass vases for drought tolerant plants that prefer lower humidity and drier soil. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Create a garden under glass to enjoy or give as a gift to new, experienced, and even reluctant gardeners. This self-contained system makes it easy to be a successful […]

Flowering red flower plant
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Shrub branches add spring colors indoors

Caption:  The branches of ‘Flowering Quince’ add color and beauty to the indoors. Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers Many gardeners are busy pruning shrubs to remove winter damage, control the size, or provide a bit of shaping before the season is well under way. Save some of the branches or cut […]