Tag Archive for: Plant Care

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Beneficial Insects of the Pacific Northwest

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The Pacific Northwest is well-known for its lush forests, divers ecosystems, and thriving wildlife. Among the many inhabitants of this region are beneficial insects that play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of nature. These unsung…

Making Homemade Insecticidal Soap: Benefits and Precautions

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In the realm of organic gardening, homemade insecticidal soap has become a popular choice for controlling pests while avoiding the use of harsh chemicals. Insecticidal soap is a simple and effective solution is made from readily available…

Tips for Caring for Outdoor Ferns: Enhancing the Beauty of Nature

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Outdoor ferns add at ouch of elegance and greenery to our gardens and outdoor spaces. A few of the most common varieties found in the Pacific Northwest include, Western Sword Ferns (Polystichum munitum), Deer Ferns (Streuthiopteris spicant),…

The Ultimate Winter Garden Survival Guide

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As winter season descends upon us, it's natural for gardeners to worry about the well-being of their beloved plants. However, with proper preparation and care, your garden can not only survive but thrive during the colder months. In this…

When is the Best Time to Prune?

When is the best time to prune? The answer depends on the species of plant and the type of pruning that you are doing.   Any Time: If you are selectively pruning and are removing less than 10% of the plant’s canopy, it is…