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Fall / Winter Gardening
from the Garden: An Organic Guide to Growing Vegetables, Berries, and Herbs in
Cold Climates - by John Whitman. Fresh is simply best. To get the
tastiest, most nutritious produce, you have to grow your own, and in a cold
climate this presents unique challenges. Fresh from the Garden will help you
extend the growing season to produce the best vegetables, berries, and herbs,
right in your own backyard. The guide includes more than 150 edible plants and
helps you decide which varieties to choose; where and how to plant, tend, and
harvest them; and what to do with your bounty. Fresh from the Garden is a
clear, concise (yet comprehensive) guide, with nutrition information tables
and hundreds of helpful color photographs. A gardening text book!
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening"
- by Steve Solomon. This book, dating back to the author's hands-on research
in the 70s, was written by a mentor of mine. If there is one book that
Maritime NW gardeners should own in their reference library, this is it.
Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest: Cool Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener"
- By Binda Colebrook. Written by another hero of mine, I have copies in my personal library dating back to my well-worn, 1977 first edition. Her writing is based on many years of application, observation and experience.
When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times
- by Steve Solomon. This is a more advanced book for those who are serious about raising food. In this volume, Steve explains why intensive gardening methods are not natural and therefore require great amounts of energy and effort to maintain. A lot of information regarding soil health and cover cropping is included.
The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
- by Lorene Edwards Forkner. This is a new book but chalk full of information presented in an easy to use, month-to-month format.
Pruning in the Yard and
Places to Visit:
Bellevue Botanical Garden - 12001
Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98015
Bloedel Reserve - 7571 NE Dolphin
Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Capitol Conservatory and Gardens
- Off 11th and Water Street, Olympia, WA 98504
Clark College Arboretum -
1800 E Mclaughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98660
Japanese Garden - Washington Park
Arboretum, 1502 Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle,
Medicinal Herb Garden -
University of Washington, 15th Avenue NE and NE 40th Street,
Seattle, WA 98195
Nishiyama Japanese Garden - 903
Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Northwest Native Plant Garden -
Point Defiance Park, 5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma,
Sehome Hill Arboretum - 25th
Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Skagit Display Gardens - 16650
State Route 536, Washington State University's Mount Vernon Research and
Extension Unit, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
University of Washington Botanic Gardens
- 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Washington Park Arboretum:
Location - 2300 Arboretum Drive, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA 98195
Yakima Area Arboretum and Botanical Garden -
1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA 98901
Yashiro Japanese Garden - 9th and
Plum, Olympia, WA 98507
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