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    Autumn in the Pacific Northwest

    Today Lila Johnson is sharing some autumn beauty from her garden. We've had a spectacular show of colors in the Pacific Northwest this year. Although we've had a fair amount…

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    Small-Scale Rhododendrons for Year-Round Interest

    Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp. and cvs., Zones 4-9) are an amazing group of stalwart evergreen plants that are often not considered by residential gardeners because they are afraid they’ll end up…

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    Feeding Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and the Soul, Part 2

    We're back for another day in Lila Johnson's garden north of Seattle. I've been a gardener for 52 years, but I just plant, prune, deadhead flowers, fertilize and water, and…

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    Feeding Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and the Soul, Part 1

    Welcome to Lila Johnson's garden! My husband and I live in Mill Creek, Washington, about 20 miles north of Seattle. Our garden is always a work in progress, but we…

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    Spring in the Pacific Northwest

    Linda Skylar wrote in and said this: My husband and I were recently on the “Bainbridge in Bloom” garden tour, and these are some photos my husband took of our…

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    French Tarragon

    This classic herb provides delicate flavor with minimal effort