43 useful podcasts to energize gardeners now!






Have you tried podcasts yet?  Podcasts for gardeners tells you where to start! I think that listening to someone is a great way to learn especially if you’re doing other things at the same time.  For example… gardening! If you haven’t tried podcasts for gardeners I would suggest you do as there are a lot of great resources […]

Garden inspiration: Richie Steffen lecture on great plants






Inspiration from Richie Steffen Richie Steffen gave the lecture this week for the winter speaker series for the Snohomish County Master Gardener foundation.  The series is so popular it sold out with season ticket holders and the line up of speakers is wonderful as  always.  I wasn’t able to see the first lecture, but I […]

Book Review: The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns by Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen






The Plant Lovers Guide to Ferns by Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen I live in the Pacific Northwest and it feels like ferns are everywhere sometimes.  They grow in the concrete barriers along the freeways, they are in my yard even though I know I didn’t plant them… and my church for palm sunday doesn’t […]

Green or blooming plants in mid-January in my Pacific Northwest garden






I had a break this afternoon from work and decided to take a walk around the property to see whats happening and what green or blooming plants in mid-January I could find.  As I type this though its 5:12 and already dark… ugh, this is about the time of year when I get a little […]