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2017 SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE & ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR

  2016 SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE & ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR Saturday, April 30, 10-4 Bellevue Botanical Gardens (open to members at 9:00, anyone can become a member) – Ask the Experts – Theme NATIVE PLANTS for BIRDS and POLLINATORS – Rain garden … Continue reading

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Orchard Mason Bees I just picked up my rented orchard mason bees, Osmia Lignaria, for the season.  These native bees do not sting and look very little like bees.  However, they are great pollinators doing their job from about now … Continue reading

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Fall Native Plant Sale and Celebration at New Location

This year’s Fall Native Plant Sale and Celebration will be held October 5 at 7744 35th Ave. NE Seattle, WA.  This is the location of Hunter Farms Christmas Tree lot between 77th and 80th Streets.  They will be selling pumpkins … Continue reading

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Plant of the Month: Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus)

Plant of the Month: Devil’s Club Oplopanax horridus By Janka Hobbs “Because it is such a fearsome plant in the path of the out-of-doorsman, the decided ornamental value of this plant is often overlooked. It merits a place in the garden, in … Continue reading

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Leaves, Bare Soil, Slopes and Birds

Bare soil, especially in winter, is not good for the environment.  So many people, to make their yard “neat,” rake up or blow all the leaves  or conifer needles from their soil, leaving it bare. Rarely in nature will you … Continue reading

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