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Corn plant Christmas

Corn plant, Dracaena, is a wonderful large houseplant that can also be dressed up for the holidays for an unusual Christmas tree.

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Boston Fern

Boston ferns make excellent houseplants, especially in hanging baskets where their long fronds dangle gracefully down on all sides of the pot. Also attractive on pedestals or small tables, these ferns are low maintenance and easy to grow.

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Breaking News

Breaking News: We are pleased to announce the release of What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? from Timber Press, late January, 2016. Click photo for more…

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Speaking Engagements 2016

Speaking Engagements 2016: We’re speaking at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year on Friday, February 19, at 5:45 pm in the Ranier Room. Click photo for more…

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Potted Lemons

“Our ‘Improved Meyer’ lemon is perfectly happy it its pot and produces fruit for us every year. Because lemon requires very little heat compared to other citrus, especially grapefruit, you will easily obtain edible fruit from container grown lemons. And besides, the plants are handsome, the foliage is lovely, and the fragrance of their flowers is heavenly, all of which makes them desirable houseplants that more »

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Peach Flowers

“The peach is a highly ornamental small tree with beautiful large pink flowers in spring and attractive yellow/orange foliage color in the fall. The delicious fruit might be considered a bonus in addition to the landscape value of the tree.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to order your copy of more »

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Apple Scab

“Brown corky spots occur on fruit and brown spots develop on leaves. Fruit may become deformed. Apple scab.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to order your copy of the book .

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Mason Bees

“Aside from bad weather, too few bees can cause poor pollination. Honeybee colonies are dying due to colony collapse disorder (CCD). For insurance, create habitat for native solitary bees like the blue orchard mason bee. They are extremely efficient pollinators of numerous crops. Nest boxes for these and other native bees are available at most garden centers and on the internet.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong more »

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Beneficial Insects

“Flies are members of the order Diptera, which means they have only two wings instead of four. This group includes many beneficial insects such as syrphid or hover flies, and tachinid flies, both of which are predators of destructive insect pests.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to order your copy more »

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Strawberries

“Strawberries are highly ornamental and are welcome additions to any landscape. Shallow rooted, they find use as an excellent ground cover anywhere. Possibly the easiest of all fruit bearing plants to grow in a container you can easily accommodate strawberry plants in pots on your deck or patio.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, more »

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