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"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. 

"Red Twig Dogwoods – A Shrub for all Seasons," by the Whistling Gardener

It isn’t every day that a plant comes along that will grow just about anywhere and has some interesting feature every season of the year. But that’s just exactly what our northwest native Red Twig Dogwood does! In its native habitat it thrives in moist soil along stream banks and usually in a filtered shade location.

It isn’t every day that a plant comes along that will grow just about anywhere and has some interesting feature every season of the year. But that’s just exactly what our northwest native Red Twig Dogwood does!

In its native habitat it thrives in moist soil along stream banks and usually in a filtered shade location.

Parents urged to take precautions as child window falls rise to near record level in Snohomish County

South County Fire is urging parents and caregivers of young children to take precautions as injuries from child window falls are nearing record-setting levels in Snohomish County. There have been at least 10 window falls in Snohomish County since April – including three in the last week.

South County Fire is urging parents and caregivers of young children to take precautions as injuries from child window falls are nearing record-setting levels in Snohomish County.

There have been at least 10 window falls in Snohomish County since April – including three in the last week.

"A Spirited Summer into Fall for Mill Creek Garden Club," by Lila Johnson

Mill Creek Garden Club finished a summer bonanza series of raffles with its final winner last week. Thanks to volunteer Donna Werner who generously put together what I call a “go ahead, make my day” raffle basket for our lucky winner, Gail Fraioli.

Mill Creek Garden Club finished a summer bonanza series of raffles with its final winner last week. Thanks to volunteer Donna Werner who generously put together what I call a “go ahead, make my day” raffle basket.

Our lucky winner was member Gail Fraioli who was thrilled to get that phone call and have the basket delivered to her doorstep.

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