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Before and after photographs of the fire and nature’s recovery at Steve Smith’s house. (Courtesy Photos)

Nature’s healing powers: You can’t even tell there was a fire anymore

By Steve Smith As the season winds down and the garden is put to bed, I can’t help but pause and reflect on the past… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2019

 

So many benefits to a ‘real’ Christmas tree

By Steve Smith As gardeners, the concept of “going natural” is nothing new. Whatever our reasons, whenever practical we tend to shy away from synthetics… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019

 

More new goodies to be looking for in 2020

By Steve Smith Back in September, I introduced you to several new shrubs for 2020 and promised you more. After reading through the November/December edition… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

 

A hardy fall container.

Garden list of things to do this month

By Steve Smith Here’s an all-in-one-place list of chores for the month. LAWNS: While it’s too late to do hardcore overhauling, it’s an ideal time… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019
A hardy fall container.

It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, but do it anyway to have flowers during winter

By Steve Smith As the temperature drops, along with all the leaves on deciduous trees, we are left with shades of green in our gardens… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019
Planting bulbs now can bring you beautiful flowers like tulips and daffodils later on. (Courtesy Photo)

Bulbs: Mother Nature’s little anti-depressants

By Steve Smith The dark season is upon us, and it seems to have arrived a couple of months early. September and October have both… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
Planting bulbs now can bring you beautiful flowers like tulips and daffodils later on. (Courtesy Photo)
From left, Fahlman, Nehring, Pierce and Craven

Business Summit talks about future of Cascade Industrial Center

MARYSVILLE – If you want the Cascade Industrial Center to be a success, vote against car tab Initiative 976. “I-976 will not help” if it… Continue reading

From left, Fahlman, Nehring, Pierce and Craven

You can have a fun bud-blooming time this winter

By Steve Smith First off, I suspect you would like an explanation of what the heck is a “bud-blooming” heather: It is a type of… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2019

Globe 3rd in state for general excellence

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Globe placed third in the largest circulation category in the state for weekly newspapers at the WNPA Convention in Olympia last… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2019
A geranium. (Courtesy Photo)

Don’t let begonias be bygones; save them until spring

By Steve Smith With the mercury dipping into the low 30s I am reminded of the often-asked question: “How do I save some of my… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2019
A geranium. (Courtesy Photo)

Grand opening for newly expanded Arlington casino set for Oct. 24

ARLINGTON – Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort will celebrate the grand opening of the 2019 Xpansion project Oct. 24-28. The ribbon-cutting kicks off the… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019
Mums in fall. (Courtesy Photos)

Out with the old, in with the new in colorful October

By Steve Smith Of all the seasons fall is my favorite and October is when it all starts to happen. There is a crispness in… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019
Mums in fall. (Courtesy Photos)

The many faces of Viburnum can beautify your garden in fall

By Steve Smith We have a vast palette of plants to choose from for our Northwest gardens, and in many cases they come from the… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019
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                                ‘Winter Splash’ is something new to look for in 2020.

Looking ahead to early 2020 arrivals

By Steve Smith Back in March I introduced you to several new plants for 2019. There was a landscape rose called ‘At Last’ that sported… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019
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                                ‘Winter Splash’ is something new to look for in 2020.

Focus on foliage this fall

I recently read an article on designing with foliage in the garden by a local author, Christina Salwitz. She has written two books: “Fine Foliage”… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Local biz at Emmy’s

MARYSVILLE – It’s as good as winning an Emmy for David Day. Day, owner of New World Health and Wellness on State in Marysville, his… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Sales expert: ‘Rock their world, change their life’

MARYSVILLE - Don’t take stuff away from customers. Sounds obvious, right? But Nikki Rausch of SalesMaven told a crowd at the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

New Habitat for Humanity store opens

SMOKEY POINT – A long lined formed outside the front door at the opening of the new Habitat for Humanity store Saturday. Proceeds at the… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2019
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                                Lucky Charm is magically delicious as it brightens up fall gardens.

Flowers that bloom in fall brighten up garden on dreary days

As we move into the fall season it is encouraging to know there are still a few choices for late color in our gardens. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019
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                                Lucky Charm is magically delicious as it brightens up fall gardens.

Garden work now will save you time next spring

By Steve Smith If you are like me, you are probably sick and tired of dragging hoses all over the garden, mowing the lawn and… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019