City arborist hosts free seminar

January 14, 2014

City Arborist Alan Haywood keeps the trees in the community healthy, and now you can learn some of his tips and tricks for your own yard.

Join Haywood at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Squak Mt. Greenhouses & Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., for the free seminar “Pruning for Health and Beauty.” The seminar lasts about two hours, although attendees may stay as long as they like.

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Automatic landscapes

September 24, 2013

My plants talk to me, and I always answer — sometimes in no uncertain terms. I was telling them the other day, “You guys have it made. You haven’t a clue what plants are dealing with in other parts of the country.”

This summer and last winter have been really conducive to plant growth here. We had a warmer than usual winter, extra heat this summer with higher than normal humidity, and a longer than normal growing season. With a little extra water from the hose, it’s a jungle out there. Hot summer days started the first of June rather than July 5 this year, and as of this writing, the weather is continuing to delight.

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