Fruit Tomatoes Posted on June 6, 2017 by Shorty's

By Lisa Rapalus/Annual & Perennial Buyer Tomatoes are probably the most popular, diverse, and versatile summer veggie crop.  There are countless varieties on the market and endless options for utilizing them ...


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Recipes Cool Season Leafy Greens Posted on March 30, 2017 by Shorty's

Spring and fall are excellent for growing cool season leafy greens in the PNW.  These include lettuce, kale, spinach and Swiss chard, among others.  All of these crops prefer rich ...


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Perennials The Wonderful World of Hellebores Posted on March 14, 2017 by Shorty's

With the right combination of hellebore (Lenten rose), you can have showy blooms in your shade garden from December through April.  Not only do they bloom at a time of ...


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Garden Design Converting Sprinklers to a Drip System Posted on March 8, 2017 by Shorty's

Every year at Shorty’s, folks come in for help diagnosing plant problems related to incorrect watering practices.  There are the drought stressed plants, but we also address disease problems related ...


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Recipes Growing Peas Posted on February 23, 2017 by Shorty's

Peas are one of the first cool season vegetables to grace our late winter/spring gardens, and growing peas is easy! Raw peas are a delicious snack whether packed for lunch ...


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Tips February is the Time to Prune and Train Posted on February 10, 2017 by Shorty's

With spring arriving just around the corner, there are some necessary garden tasks to accomplish. This involves the pruning back of many summer flowering shrubs and vines. Those include plants like ...


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Garden Design Form Follows Function in My Garden Posted on September 28, 2016 by Shorty's

A few years ago I took a Permaculture Design course, and while I would not consider myself a purist by any stretch of the imagination, one principal has really stuck ...


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Garden Design Right Plant, Right Place Posted on September 2, 2016 by Shorty's

Through the year, I have quite a few visitors at my “Help and Advice” desk.  Many of these guests bring me pictures or samples of ailing plants.  Inevitably, the first ...


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Tips Harvesting Your Summer Crops and How to Store Them Posted on July 19, 2016 by Shorty's

Your gardens are producing non-stop and it’s time to harvest as soon as your fruits and veggies are ready. The importance of harvesting your fruits and veggies can’t be stressed ...


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Tips Garden Pollinators Posted on June 28, 2016 by Shorty's

by Lisa Rapalus/Buyer This week is National Pollinator Week and Shorty’s has a great selection of plants to attract those wonderful critters to your landscape! Not only do we have our ...


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