Dunn Gardens

Seattle is a city bedecked with horticultural jewels. This spring, I was delighted to visit one of them, the historic Dunn Garden. The garden is located in the Broadview neighborhood about 10 miles north of downtown Seattle. When the property was purchased by Arthur Dunn in 1914, the site offered …

April Showers

Actually, in the Seattle area the showers come September through July. We tend to have a very dry summer but it generally begins after July 4 and is frequently fades away before September is over.  Of course, the only thing reliable about weather predictions is that they are never reliable, …

Woodpecker Wars

One morning, I woke up thinking our neighborhood was under attack. There was a deafening uproar like a particularly metallic-sounding Uzi. We leaped out of bed, but couldn’t immediately determine the source of the noise. The culprit turned out to be a woodpecker. Not being wise to woodpecker wiles, I …

Great Plant Picks

Great Plant Picks (GPP) is an educational plant awards program originating from the Miller Garden that recommends outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest. The garden is known for its exceptional collection of fine trees and shrubs and an expansive variety of woodland herbaceous perennials. Elisabeth Miller was very interested …