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Fresh Fashion: From garden to closet

  • Written by Molbaks garden+home

We’ve all heard of “garden-to-table,” but Molbak’s would like to introduce you to a new spring trend for 2015: garden-to-closet. We’re not suggesting that you weave a dress out of palm fronds. Instead, we’re inviting you to let your garden help you shape your style this spring. So take some tips from Mother Nature. As it turns out, she’s quite the fashionista.

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Orchids 101

  • Written by Molbaks garden+home

Admit it, we’ve all been tempted. We’re walking through a grocery store or nursery and are lured by a beautiful display of exotic orchids. We pick one up and think, “This can’t be that hard to grow.” And then weeks later – we’re adding our orchid to the compost pile.

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Saying ‘thank you’

  • Written by Molbaks garden+home

With all the gatherings this time of year, a stash of quality hostess gifts can eliminate stressful last-minute shopping. Below are some unique gift ideas that say simply, “Thank you for inviting me to your home.”

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Seasonal sensations

  • Written by Molbaks garden+home

This season, Molbak’s has a sleigh full of ideas to help you celebrate and decorate, featuring festive poinsettias – the cool Yule bloomer. As friends and family gather, celebrate by filling your home with joy and wonder and show off your creativity as well.

Color — classic to contemporary

A beloved holiday essential, poinsettias are adored for their vibrant, long-lasting beauty that complements any décor. Every year Molbak’s presents new varieties in a cheerful spectrum of colors and “petal” styles that go beyond traditional red, pink and white.  

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Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Nov. 12 & 14
Van Haley House, Everett
For event details and to register go to: raingardentraining.eventbrite.com

Landscape designers, installers and maintenance technicians are invited to take advantage of a one and half day training on Nov. 12 & 14 in Everett. The training will focus on rain gardens and other low impact development practices gaining in popularity with savvy homeowners who want to control run-off and beautify their yards. The class will cover site selection, soils, local regulations, designs, plant selection and more.

The demand for properly installed rain gardens is growing, creating a role and tremendous opportunity for landscape designers, installers and maintenance technicians. State and local programs regulating municipal stormwater discharges are constantly changing and landscape professionals must be able to understand and support regulations aimed at controlling stormwater runoff. These regulations are and will increasingly result in the creation of new jobs in the landscape industry.The cost for the training is $100 for those who register after Oct. 31. Included in registration will be lunch and refreshments, handbook and information on local regulations. To register, sign up online at raingardentraining.eventbrite.com or contact Kate Riley at 425-377-7004.