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Life’s a holiday on Primrose Lane

By Steve Smith There is no doubt that spring has sprung. This fact lies in the discovery this week of the first white blooms on… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020

 

Be sure to be kissed by a rose by growing them correctly

By Steve Smith It’s that time of year when garden centers fill their benches with a new crop of bare root roses. Our crews have… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2020

 

Vote for your favorites in Marysville and Arlington

What are some of your favorite places in Marysville and Arlington? Through Feb. 29 you can vote in the “2020 Best of Marysville and Arlington”… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2020

 

Roses with roots show that your love will last longer than if they are cut. (Courtesy Photo)

Real Flower Power for Valentine’s Day is a gift with roots

By Steve Smith Traditionally speaking, Valentine’s Day is the “Christmas” season for florists, whereas Mother’s Day belongs to the garden centers. But if you want… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2020
Roses with roots show that your love will last longer than if they are cut. (Courtesy Photo)

Gardeners can have a berry good time growing them in the NW

By Steve Smith It should be no surprise that our Northwest climate is perfect for growing berries that will grow with little effort on our… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2020

Business briefly

Tribal purchase TULALIP – The Tulalip tribe recently acquired a seafood processing building in Blaine Harbor, and it reportedly plans to expand the enterprise, which… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

It’s time to get down and dirty in the garden again

By Steve Smith Let’s face it, compared to other regions of our country, we have it pretty good when it comes to winter. Occasional snow… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2020

PNW company buys Marysville Ford

MARYSVILLE – Kendall Automotive Group Inc. has acquired Marysville Ford and Marysville Auto Center, both located on the west side of Smokey Point Boulevard. Marysville… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2020
Bare-root fruit trees. (Courtesy Photos)

Now, yes now, is the time to start thinking about fruit trees

By Steve Smith Believe it or not, by the end of this month garden centers will be stocked with all the new and tried and… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020
Bare-root fruit trees. (Courtesy Photos)

Tips on getting garden ready for arctic blast 

By Steve Smith It looks like the next couple of weeks are going to be wet and cold and some preparation on our parts can… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020
Vertical gardens, such as these strawberries, make good use of little space. (Courtesy Photos)

Garden trends for 2020 similar to last 5 years

By Steve Smith I have spent countless hours researching “trends for 2020” but really they are just a continuation of what I have observed over… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020
Vertical gardens, such as these strawberries, make good use of little space. (Courtesy Photos)

Not too late to dig up a gift for garden lovers

By Steve Smith I know it is crunch time for gift buying and you might still have a few tough ones to figure out. Avoid… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019

Business briefly

Business awards MARYSVILLE – Four-Day Fireplace was recently named Business of the Year by the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce. Marysville Toyota was named New Business… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019
Lemon tree very pretty. (Courtesy Photo)

Citrus can be grown in the Northwest

By Steve Smith We live in a horticultural paradise. There is very little we can’t grow in the Northwest, and Lord knows I have tried… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2019
Lemon tree very pretty. (Courtesy Photo)

New luxury pre-owned car dealership opens in Marysville

MARYSVILLE – North Marysville’s auto row just added a touch of luxury with its newest dealership, and it’s clear when entering the showroom that this… Continue reading

Before and after photographs of the fire and nature’s recovery at Steve Smith’s house. (Courtesy Photos)

Nature’s healing powers: You can’t even tell there was a fire anymore

By Steve Smith As the season winds down and the garden is put to bed, I can’t help but pause and reflect on the past… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2019
Before and after photographs of the fire and nature’s recovery at Steve Smith’s house. (Courtesy Photos)

So many benefits to a ‘real’ Christmas tree

By Steve Smith As gardeners, the concept of “going natural” is nothing new. Whatever our reasons, whenever practical we tend to shy away from synthetics… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019

More new goodies to be looking for in 2020

By Steve Smith Back in September, I introduced you to several new shrubs for 2020 and promised you more. After reading through the November/December edition… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019
A hardy fall container.

Garden list of things to do this month

By Steve Smith Here’s an all-in-one-place list of chores for the month. LAWNS: While it’s too late to do hardcore overhauling, it’s an ideal time… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2019
A hardy fall container.

It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, but do it anyway to have flowers during winter

By Steve Smith As the temperature drops, along with all the leaves on deciduous trees, we are left with shades of green in our gardens… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019