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Winter Rose Care:  Rose Care During a Mild Winter

Winter Rose Care: Rose Care During a Mild Winter

This winter seems to be particularly mild so far, so it's important to give special care to roses. Right now, many roses are still producing flower buds. For long-term rose plant health, they need to experience dormancy before the next growing season. It's January,...

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An Examination of Who’s Doing the Heavy Lifting:  Giving Credit Where Credit is Due, Earthworms Are the Real Champs

An Examination of Who’s Doing the Heavy Lifting: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due, Earthworms Are the Real Champs

You’ve heard that earthworms are the sign of healthy soil? It’s not just that they’re indicators of healthy soil, but that they help create healthy soil. Plants and earthworms live in symbiosis with each other throughout the days and seasons, as earthworms feed off of plant residue and recycle and incorporate the nutrients back into the depths of the soil.

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Field Update: Signs of Powdery Mildew

Field Update: Signs of Powdery Mildew

At last! With this warmer weather and brief dry periods, many of you are out enjoying your gardens. What a thrilling and indulgent time of year in the PNW! The recent weather pattern we've been experiencing has made conditions favorable for the spread of powdery...

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