Fresh Dirt

10 Ways to Save Water at Home

As we reported in our June issue, large areas of the West have been suffering from prolonged droughts. California was especially dry last year, and while this year’s rains helped mitigate the situation somewhat, the state is still facing a crisis. Even if you don’t live in California, cutting down on water usage makes sense not just from an environmental […]

Planting Ideas: More than just pie

Rhubarb is one of the few edibles that the deer will ignore so I take advantage of being able to grow it in my garden borders where it makes a BIG leafy statement. Stout ruby and green stems support the giant leaves which emerge in early spring and continue to add bold texture until fall.

Floral design from the color wheel

Did you catch our March story on floral design tips from the pro? Debra Prinzing, author, Seattle-ite, and dear friend of Sunset, shares her choice tips on using color theory when arranging flowers to avoid a vase of confetti.

Planting Ideas: Spring Fever

Celebrate spring with some bright, juicy foliage to light up your shade garden. Woven together like a tapestry these three plants fuse together effortlessly, each leaf shape distinct yet the color

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