Wondrous Zinnia

The Bellevue Demonstration Garden in my neck of the woods is featuring an entire row of zinnias, flowers I never paid much attention to until now. The specimen above is already fully matured with the outer (ray) florets beginning to wilt, but what struck me was the crown of disk florets that even the bee was... Continue Reading →

Please, Have a Seat

In the shady part of the Bellevue Demonstration Garden is the frame of a chair that adds a little unexpected whimsy. And, right around the corner is the children's garden featuring a small plot fit for tiny—really tiny—people. Elves?

Chiles Growing in Seattle?

While no one would ever mistake the climate in the Seattle area for Mexico or the Southwest, or eastern Washington even, King County Master Gardeners are intent on proving that chiles can grow quite successfully in our climate. True, they will never develop the legendary heat of Hatch chiles, but it is possible for our gardens to produce... Continue Reading →

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