Fresh Dirt

Behind the Scenes: Fruit Trees!

Hopefully you’ve read all about the latest and greatest in new hybrid stone fruit in our January issue (and seen this blog post on keeping your trees small).

Q&A with Ann Ralph: Keeping Fruit Trees Small

It’s bare-root planting time, and our January issue features the latest and greatest in hybrid deciduous stone fruits (peaches, plums, pluerries—that’s right—plum-cherry crosses). When Phil Pursel of Dave Wilson Nursery came to the Test Garden to help us plant a few trees of our own, he did something I’d never seen before—he chopped each baby tree right after planting it. […]

15 Essential Western Experiences for Garden-Lovers

Since New Years is the time for do-lists, here’s ours—and it’s loaded with must-have experiences for Western garden fanatics.

Planting Ideas: Frosty Foliage

Guest post by Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz, the Seattle-based authors of Fine Foliage.