Onions 101 – simple techniques to easy nutritious flavorful onions






The basics of growing onions for the home gardener I have had huge success in growing onions but I’ve also had some meager results.  Why you ask?  That’s what I’m going to explore in this post.  The basics of growing onions and problems you may find along the way. Why grow onions at home? Onions from […]

Plant herbs now for the best homemade seasonings later






Its almost spring and its time to start thinking about what new plants you’re going to try growing this year.  Here’s one suggestion – growing herbs and spices so you can make spice mixtures from the plants you’ve grown yourself on your own land.  Now how special would it be to give gifts to friends […]

Free 22-page Seed Starting Workbook.






Something to Discover has a new FREE 22-page Seed Starting Workbook FREE for a limited time with sign-up for our monthly newsletter! This is my own technique for starting seeds.  Its not the only way to start seeds, but after years of experimentation I believe this is the best way for beginners and those who […]

Public Gardens in the Pacific Northwest – Resource list






One of my plans is try and go see more gardens in our area.  So towards that endeavor I started collecting information on public gardens in the Pacific Northwest that I wanted to go see.  This is to gain inspiration but also because I do believe in the concept that learning to be a good […]

Rare plants at the Elizabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden






The Elizabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden is located in the Highlands, a gated community in northwestern King County and was the garden of Mrs. Elizabeth Miller and her lawyer husband Pendleton Miller.  It is now run by a charitable foundation which carries on the philanthropic work of the Millers. Elizabeth Miller was a self taught […]

Actaea racemosa (bugbane)






PLANT OF THE WEEK – Actaea racemosa (Prior: Cimicifuga racemosa) PLANT of the WEEK: Bugbane “Plant of the Week” is part of a series of fact sheets I did for a horticulture class I took at Oregon State University on herbaceous perennials. I thought others might also be interested and we could have a discussion […]

Comfrey (Symphytum)






Comfrey (Symphytum)   “Plant of the Week” Comfrey is part of a series of fact sheets I did for a horticulture class I took at Oregon State University on herbaceous perennials. I thought others might also be interested and we could have a discussion on our experiences with some of these plants. I’ve also started […]