Gardening

April 12, 2019

Raising Backyard Chickens in Seattle

Seattle ChickensIf you go for a walk in any Seattle neighborhood, you will likely notice a chicken coop or two behind fences, inside yards, or right out in the front yard. Twenty years ago, this would have been an unusual sight indeed, but in this age of learning about food as ...

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April 2, 2018

Tree Care and Maintenance: A Homeowner’s Responsibility

Maple TreeWhile cleaning out a bookcase this weekend I came across a beautiful book called “A Tree Is Nice”, by Janice May Udry. My children loved this book when they were growing up, and it made me think about the stately trees found in the Pacific Northwest. They offer not only ...

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Oct. 11, 2017

How To Plant Crocus, Daffodils, and Tulips

Our Seattle summer weather was so beautiful that I was nearly unable to remember what autumn felt like. Until today. Today, I remembered. I also remembered that in October, it is time to put the garden to bed for the winter, which is just a nice way of saying “clean ...

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