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Summer Comes to Beacon Hill Garden, in May

This is my 14th year in Seattle, and 2015 is easily the warmest. The Beacon Hill Garden is showing it, as it looks like the middle of June. Hostas are sporting summer leaves, blueberries will be ripe soon, and Columbine … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Betty. May she and all the other moms have a beautiful day like these Lewisia blooms. Lewisia is an alpine perennial that flowers in May. Before I knew its name, I called it the brooch. The … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons Can Identify Washingtonians

When talking garden, just bring up Rhododendrons if you want to spot a Washington native. I was conversing with a guy at my neighbor’s party last weekend. He complimented me on my front yard. I told him it would have a … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Havigarden Facebook Flowers of 2014

These are my five favorite 2015 Havigarden Facebook photos that aren’t the 11 most popular. These are simple quality photos. I initially chose 10 photos. I picked three “must haves,” and discarded three. With four photos and two slots remaining, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Havigarden Facebook Page Photos of 2014

Drumroll please…the top five are actually not what I expected. Just like pop music, my most popular photos on the 2015 Havigarden Facebook Page are not the best. The two biggest factors driving popularity are timing and familiarity. The top four … Continue reading

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Top 2015 Havigarden Facebook Photos: 5-11

With the year ending soon, it’s time to showcase my most popular Havigarden Facebook flower photos of 2014. This post will feature 5-11 in popularity. I’ll post the top 5 next week. I’ll also post my five favorites that didn’t make the … Continue reading

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Firebird Penstemon: Favorite New Perennial in 2015

Looking for a sun-loving perennial with color that would last, a Penstemon was recommended by a long-time employee at West Seattle Nursery. “I’ve had mine for eight or nine years and it still looks great,” she said. The recommendation was spot … Continue reading

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