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Bare-root fruit trees. (Courtesy Photos)

Now, yes now, is the time to start thinking about fruit trees

By Steve Smith Believe it or not, by the end of this month garden centers will be stocked with all the new and tried and… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020

 

Tips on getting garden ready for arctic blast 

By Steve Smith It looks like the next couple of weeks are going to be wet and cold and some preparation on our parts can… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

 

Vertical gardens, such as these strawberries, make good use of little space. (Courtesy Photos)

Garden trends for 2020 similar to last 5 years

By Steve Smith I have spent countless hours researching “trends for 2020” but really they are just a continuation of what I have observed over… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

 

Not too late to dig up a gift for garden lovers

By Steve Smith I know it is crunch time for gift buying and you might still have a few tough ones to figure out. Avoid… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019

Business briefly

Business awards MARYSVILLE – Four-Day Fireplace was recently named Business of the Year by the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce. Marysville Toyota was named New Business… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019
Lemon tree very pretty. (Courtesy Photo)

Citrus can be grown in the Northwest

By Steve Smith We live in a horticultural paradise. There is very little we can’t grow in the Northwest, and Lord knows I have tried… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019
Lemon tree very pretty. (Courtesy Photo)

New luxury pre-owned car dealership opens in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – North Marysville’s auto row just added a touch of luxury with its newest dealership, and it’s clear when entering the showroom that this… Continue reading

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

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