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"Winter Hardy Herbs for the Pacific Northwest," by the Whistling Gardener

Outside my patio sliding door, in several pots on my south-facing, full sun deck, is a selection of herbs including parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. I know this probably sounds like a Simon and Garfunkel song, and for most of us, we simply can’t mention these four herbs without involuntarily breaking out into song.

Outside my patio sliding door, in several pots on my south-facing, full sun deck, is a selection of herbs including parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

I know this probably sounds like a Simon and Garfunkel song, and for most of us, we simply can’t mention these four herbs without involuntarily breaking out into song.

"Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving – A Live Plant," by the Whistling Gardener

If you are looking for a gift that will keep on giving year after year, then why not consider a winter blooming plant? Each year at the same time, they will come into bloom and decorate your garden at a time when the days are dark and long and the hope for another bright spring is still far off in the future.

If you are looking for a gift that will keep on giving year after year, then why not consider a winter blooming plant?

Each year at the same time, they will come into bloom and decorate your garden at a time when the days are dark and long and the hope for another bright spring is still far off in the future.

"The Fascinating World of Conifers," by the Whistling Gardener

I want to introduce you to a few more conifers that I find to be real gems to add to our landscapes. But before launching into some specific varieties of interest, my botanical nerdiness requires me to share what I consider to be truly fascinating facts about this group we refer to as conifers or “cone bearing” plants.

I want to introduce you to a few more conifers that I find to be real gems to add to our landscapes. But before launching into some specific varieties of interest, my botanical nerdiness requires me to share what I consider to be truly fascinating facts about this group we refer to as conifers or “cone bearing” plants.

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