Peonies are beautiful plants that will last for years

By Steve Smith I first fell in love with Peonies back in the early 1970s when I was stationed in Petersburg, VA with the Army.… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2019

Marysville woman wins $30K in Safeway Monopoly

MARYSVILLE – A customer of the Safeway at 1258 State St. won $30,000 this week in the store’s Monopoly game. Maribeth Spence recently moved to… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2019

10 months of non-stop color in garden possible with proper perennial planning and planting

By Steve Smith If there was one perennial that personified a cottage garden, it would be Delphiniums. They are the epitome of what I think… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Arlington, Marysville CT drivers win honors

Two local residents were recently honored for driving millions of miles for Community Transit. Shelly Schweigert of Arlington was honored for reaching two million miles… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Spring an amazing time of year for gardeners

By Steve Smith I know it is probably raining in your garden and will be for at least another week, but I have to tell… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2019

Change unsettling, but also brings new opportunities

By Steve Smith As I come to the end of March, I often find myself reviewing what has happened in this first quarter of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2019

Marysville Brew and Cider Fest features country and rock

MARYSVILLE – Step aside Donnie and Marie. The Marysville Brew and Cider Fest April 6 will have its own version of a little bit country,… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2019

Even with the good weather, pace yourself with your garden

By Steve Smith Well, are we all feeling a wee bit exhilarated by this fabulous spring (or should I say summer) weather? Are we experiencing… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

With temps rising, it’s time to weed and plant

By Steve Smith I know it still doesn’t feel much like spring, but something magical happened this week - it actually got up to 50… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Doesn’t look like snow did too much damage

By Steve Smith Last week I pontificated on the ramifications of the recent winter storm. We discussed frozen roots on container plants, broken limbs on… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019

1st cannabidiol CBD business opens in Marysville

It’s not cannibas with THC

Snow storm may have done some damage in garden

By Steve Smith Surviving our Northwest winters has always been a bit of a guessing game when it comes to our gardens. For years I… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Marysville’s star developer search

MARYSVILLE – The city is on the lookout for developers who could build housing and retail sites on the Ebey Waterfront. “We need to get… Continue reading

Snow actually benefits the garden in some ways

By Steve Smith If you are like me, you went to bed last Sunday night with a light dusting of snow on the ground and… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2019

Hellebores – winter jewels of the garden

By Steve Smith When it comes to perennials, the Perennial Plant Association is the place to go when you want to know what is happening… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2019

Key to the city is business is booming in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – When talking to a chamber of commerce, of course you want to emphasize business. That’s what Mayor Jon Nehring did Friday in his… Continue reading

Learn how to talk ‘garden center speak’

By Steve Smith Nursery professionals tend to use words that can sometimes be confusing. Here is some insight into this jargon so that on your… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2019

Put down your cell phone and go garden

By Steve Smith OK, I confess that one of the first things I do in the morning is to turn on my phone/computer and check… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2019

It may not look like it, but there’s lots going on in the garden in January

By Steve Smith A lot happens behind the scenes in a garden center in January. Most of it isn’t glamorous and frankly is just plain… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2019

It may feel like dead of winter, but garden is wide awake

By Steve Smith I have been rather neglectful lately. What with the rain and holiday activities, I haven’t taken much time to walk around my… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2019