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"Hunker Down With These Perennial Veggies," by the Whistling Gardener

As we all are being forced to stay at home and keep our social distance, it has become apparent to me that a heck of a lot of people are taking advantage of this time and working in their yards! I have also noticed a huge renewed interest in planting edibles, such as fruit trees, berries, and veggies.

As we all are being forced to stay at home and keep our social distance when out and about, it has become apparent to me that a heck of a lot of people are taking advantage of this time and working in their yards!

I have also noticed a huge renewed interest in planting edibles, such as fruit trees, berries, and veggies.

"Escape into the Garden, It may be One of the Safest Places to Hang Out," by the Whistling Gardener

Sometimes I feel like the world is spinning out of control. If you are feeling overwhelmed, I have the solution for you: spend more time in the garden! The sunshine will do you good, working in the dirt will help build up immunities, breathing the fresh air will clear your lungs, and communing with nature will clear your mind.

Sometimes I feel like the world is spinning out of control. If you are feeling overwhelmed, I have the solution for you: spend more time in the garden!

The sunshine will do you good, working in the dirt will help build up immunities, breathing the fresh air will clear your lungs, and communing with nature will clear your mind.

"Belarinas – not your grocery store primrose," by the Whistling Gardener

There is no doubt in my mind that spring has sprung. This indisputable fact lies in the discovery this week of the first white blooms on a wild plum tree that lives down the street from the nursery. On that same road, I caught a glance of the swelling buds of several Bradford pears.

There is no doubt in my mind that spring has sprung. This indisputable fact lies in the discovery this week of the first white blooms on a wild plum tree that lives down the street from the nursery. On that same road, I caught a glance of the swelling buds of several Bradford flowering pears that line the parking strip.

"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.

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