Gracious garden screening

  • Written by Molbaks garden+home

When someone says, “screening plants” what comes to mind? Tall, fast-growing hedges, planted to block the view of your neighbor’s garbage cans? Thickets of prickly barberry bushes, preventing man and beast from running across your lawn?

Screening plants aren’t just for privacy or windbreaks; well-placed screening plants can also frame or enhance a view. Some create a veil of greenery during certain times of the year. Others, with correct positioning, can discourage traffic and encourage it along a different path. And still more can create garden rooms with living, semi-transparent walls, offering a tranquil retreat.

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Fall harvest community event at 21 Acres

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Visit 21 Acres and its Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living during the fall harvest season, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 26-28, as it presents “Fresh Thinking: Food, Water and Bountiful Living.”

Located at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville, 21 Acres invites visitors to explore how to conserve water and learn tips for growing food in minimal space; enjoy the award-winning film, “Growing Cities,” a documentary road trip about urban farming in America; sit in on one of the water-themed workshops and get professional advice with our resource experts; and stop in the 21 Acres Farm Market where a bounty of produce from the fall harvest will be showcased in addition to fall soups food demos.

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Molbak’s Blooms & Tunes to kick-off Share Your Harvest

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Molbak’s is throwing a party to kick-off their annual Share Your Harvest (SYH) food drive and you’re invited! SYH is an annual community service program which benefits Hopelink’s local food banks. Gardeners are asked to bring their extra garden-fresh produce to the store Saturdays, Aug. 9 – Sept. 27. No need to pre-wash; just bag it and bring it. It’s that easy. Molbak’s will take care of the rest! Apples, beets, broccoli, carrots, all herbs, onions, oranges and tomatoes are especially appreciated.

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Growing edibles for fall, winter: start now

  • Written by Bill Thorness Author, Cool Season Gardener Courtesy of Molbak’s Garden+Home

Want to serve food from your garden at holiday dinners this year? It’s possible, if you get started now.

As you eye the tomato patch and hope for a good harvest, you could also be planning what will go next into that garden bed. When other summer crops come out, tasty cool-season crops can go in. They’ll use our gentle fall climate to get growing.

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Water like a pro

  • Written by Molbak’s Garden+Home

Cool water splashing overhead, sliding on wet grass, almost everyone remembers running through the sprinkler on a hot, summer day.

But who knew that a conventional sprinkler can spray around 600 gallons of water an hour! The water crisis and conservation is on the forefront of the news, with demand for water in some states exceeding the natural supply. As we head into the driest part of the gardening season, Molbak’s has some tips and tools that can help you be environmentally conscious, conserve water and still have your garden and lawn looking healthy and beautiful.

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