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"Spring is fast approaching – time to get some dirt under those fingernails," by the Whistling Gardener

Let’s face it, compared to other regions of our country, we have it pretty darn good when it comes to winter. Occasional snow rarely sticks around for more than a week or two, nighttime lows are usually above freezing and the day temps can even get up into the 50’s. Life is good if you are a gardener in the northwest.

Let’s face it, compared to other regions of our country, we have it pretty darn good when it comes to winter. Occasional snow rarely sticks around for more than a week or two, nighttime lows are usually above freezing and the day temps can even get up into the 50’s.

Life is good if you are a gardener in the Northwest.

"Gardening Trends for the Next Decade (or at least for the next year)," by the Whistling Gardener

I have just spent this last week, and countless hours, researching the topic of “trends for 2020."   The trends for 2020 are really just a continuation of what I have observed over the last five years, so here are some of the points that caught my eye that hopefully you will find informative and useful.

I have just spent this last week, and countless hours, researching the topic of “trends for 2020."

The trends for 2020 are really just a continuation of what I have observed over the last five years, so here are some of the points that caught my eye that hopefully you will find informative and useful.

"A Few Surefire Ways to Bring Some Color Inside this Winter," by the Whistling Gardener

As the temperatures continue to drop, along with all those leaves on our deciduous trees, we are pretty much left with just shades of green in our gardens to look at throughout the winter. For those of us that experience color starvation, here are some ideas to bring the outside into our dining rooms and living spaces.

As the temperatures continue to drop, along with all those leaves on our deciduous trees, we are pretty much left with just shades of green in our gardens to look at throughout the winter.

For those of us that experience color starvation, here are some ideas to bring the outside into our dining rooms and living spaces.

"Bulbs – Mother Nature’s little Antidepressants," by the Whistling Gardener

I think it is fair to say that the dark season is upon us and it seems to have arrived a couple of months early. September and October have both been unusually wet, which always cuts down on my time to spend in the garden and subsequently, prematurely kicks off my seasonal affect disorder, aka SAD.

I think it is fair to say that the dark season is upon us and it seems to have arrived a couple of months early.

September and October have both been unusually wet, which always cuts down on my time to spend in the garden and subsequently, prematurely kicks off my seasonal affect disorder, aka SAD.

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