New 2018 Perennials (and some Annuals) from Skagit Gardens

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Once again we were so pleased to host Lucia Christie, of Skagit Gardens last week. Skagit Gardens is located in the Skagit Valley of Oregon, about halfway between Seattle and Vancouver. It’s mild maritime climate is ideal for producing healthy, hardy perennials and annuals. Lucia came to our three March Open Houses to share some exciting new varieties for 2018. …

Tip Top Taters!

Wednesday March 14, 2018

The traditional time to start planting your potatoes is after St. Patrick’s Day, which is one of nature’s pleasant little ironies. While the Irish are of course strongly associated with the potato, these terrific tubers have been cultivated and enjoyed all around the world. And each culture has it’s own favorite kind of potato. If you’ve never ventured beyond the …

Early Season Vegetables

Tuesday March 6, 2018

As we start to get teasing peaks of spring, you might find yourself eyeing your veggie garden and getting ideas. While the main veggie planting period is still a few months off, there are some great cool season crops you can start right now. If you’re itching to start scratching around in the garden, give these a try! RhubarbIf tomatoes …