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Basil — Sweet, Savory, Stunning!

  • Written by Molbak's garden + home

When someone says “basil,” what comes to mind? Starts with “p,” ends with “o”?

Basil isn’t just for pesto anymore! A tasty staple of Italian and Asian cuisine, this versatile and easy-care herb is breaking new culinary ground. Gourmets are adding basil’s unique flavors (both foliage and flowers) to frozen desserts, cocktails and even baked goods. Plus, a number of new varieties are available to dazzle the eye and tempt the palate, making this classic herb not only an edible but colorful ornamental and cut flower as well.

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TV star, author and award-winning landscape designer to speak at Molbak’s

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Horticulturist and international award-winning landscape designer Jamie Durie is the author of nine best-selling books and featured in more than 50 prime time television programs worldwide.

He is a committed environmentalist and pioneer of “The Outdoor Room” concept. Join him at Molbak’s in Woodinville on June 6.

Durie’s hands-on presentation will demonstrate how to create magic in your outdoor spaces with lush plants, comfortable furnishings and gorgeous outdoor décor.

Tickets ($10) sold online at www.molbaks.com. Book signing to follow.

Grow grafted!

  • Written by Molbaks garden+home

Tomato-growing season is upon us and choosing varieties can be an exciting (and sometimes daunting) task. This year at Molbak’s we have more than 50 varieties of tomatoes, from heirlooms to hybrids, old favorites and some new, plus a large selection of grafted tomatoes.

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Sammamish Valley Alliance – planting the seeds of spring

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) is planting the seeds of spring, not only with the planning of their annual seasonal Celebration events, but also with the announcement of a new part-time executive director to help grow the non-profit organization.

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Edible Gardening

  • Written by Molbaks garden+home

The “farm to table” movement has brought new life to edible gardening. Knowing how (organically), and when and where (10 minutes ago from your backyard) your food was gathered, are compelling reasons to “grow your own.” And with the new varieties of edibles, created with backyard and container gardening in mind, even a small space can yield an abundant harvest that will save you money at the grocery store.

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