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"When is a Crocus not a Crocus? When it’s a Colchicum," by the Whistling Gardener

On the shelves of garden centers in October you will find enticing selections of tulips, daffodils, alliums, crocus, snow drops, and assorted other lesser-known bulbs - all of which, if planted this month, will start blooming in late winter and on into spring. Collectively, we refer to these as spring blooming bulbs. There is however, a couple of exceptions.

On the shelves of garden centers in October you will find enticing selections of tulips, daffodils, alliums, crocus, snow drops, and assorted other lesser-known bulbs - all of which, if planted this month, will start blooming in late winter and on into spring.

Collectively, we refer to these as spring blooming bulbs. There are however, a couple of exceptions.

New tuition-free Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program now enrolling students

Edmonds College is partnering with the City of Lynnwood, Sound Transit, and several other partners to fill a critical labor shortage and to provide skills training to our local community members. This fall, a new tuition-free Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be available to local residents.

Edmonds College is partnering with the City of Lynnwood, Sound Transit, and several other partners to fill a critical labor shortage and to provide skills training to our local community members.

This fall, a new tuition-free Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be available to local residents.

"October in the Garden," by the Whistling Gardener

In my world, September always feels like a continuation of summer, whereas October puts me in the mood for fall. Shrubs and trees are starting to really color up, everywhere you look retailers are displaying mums and pumpkins, lawns are waking up from their summer dormancy, and homeowners are going nuts with their Halloween decorations. 

In my world, September always feels like a continuation of summer, whereas October puts me in the mood for fall.

Shrubs and trees are starting to really color up, everywhere you look retailers are displaying mums and pumpkins (not to mention Halloween candy), lawns are waking up from their summer dormancy, and homeowners are going nuts with their Halloween decorations. 

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