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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

Ornamental grasses a colorful must for any garden

By Steve Smith Ornamental grasses are an interesting class of perennials. They have some unique qualities that make them an essential part of my borders.… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2019

It’s a good time to plant veggies

Last week I mentioned that August was a good time to plant all sorts of plants, but I failed to mention vegetables. It might seem… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019
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                                It takes watering and more to keep a garden this beautiful.

Mind your P’s as there’s plenty in the garden to do in August

August can be a surprisingly busy month in the garden. Here are five timely chores, if attended to this month, that will improve the look… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2019
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                                It takes watering and more to keep a garden this beautiful.

Right place, Right time for Marysville brewery

MARYSVILLE – It’s just what historic Third Street needed. The new 5 Rights Brewing Co. is a place to hang out after going to the… Continue reading

Perennial Echinacea, or ‘cone flowers,’ eye-catching this time of year

By Steve Smith An article in the September edition of my wife’s “The English Garden” magazine is about the glories of the perennial Echinacea, or… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2019
Lucifer is the most well-known type of this flower. (Courtesy Photo)

Brighten up your garden with varieties of Crocosmia

By Steve Smith It is hard for me to focus on one variety of plant this time of year. There are so many fabulous summer… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2019
Lucifer is the most well-known type of this flower. (Courtesy Photo)

Hardy Fuchsias are so much more than a shade plant

By Steve Smith If you are looking for a perennial that will bloom from June until frost, will tolerate full sun or part shade, comes… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2019
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                                Don’s owner Sam Gohar improved the look of the lounge with a granite bar countertop and much more.

Marysville restaurant-lounge gets a makeover at age 50

MARYSVILLE – Some people nowadays like to get facelifts when they turn 50. Well, so did Don’s Restaurant downtown on 4th Street. Actually, it was… Continue reading

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                                Don’s owner Sam Gohar improved the look of the lounge with a granite bar countertop and much more.

Despite NW rain, we still need to water

By Steve Smith There is a certain fact that Northwest gardeners are going to have to start embracing: our summers are getting longer and drier… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2019

Lavender can be used for so many things

By Steve Smith I couldn’t help but notice the other day while driving around town that lavender was coming into bloom. That got me thinking… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2019

$32 million building going up at Marysville MIC

MARYSVILLE – Vector Development Co. of Kirkland Monday announced its MI-5 Business Park, located at 4000 156th St. NE, is a $32 million facility with… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2019

Marysville businessman honored for supporting military

MARYSVILLE – Bristol Alliance of Companies General Manager Tom Eldsmoe was presented with a Patriot Award recently at his office in recognition of overall support… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019
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                                Chocolate Cosmo

4 good reasons to plant in June

When we think of gardening, May comes to mind. But June is when I really get to play in my yard; for all sorts of… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019
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                                Chocolate Cosmo
Actaea Black Negligee is one of the author’s Top 10 favorite plants.

8 choices for dark-foliaged plants

I don’t think that I am alone when I say that I am drawn to plants with foliage that is anything other than green. This… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019
Actaea Black Negligee is one of the author’s Top 10 favorite plants.