Left Coast / Right Coast: Fake News – Nothing new under the sun!

Mike Gold living the dream in the Pacific Northwest. Photo credit: Scott Brown.

I’m certain that many of you have seen a lot of conservative politicians and conservative radio talk shows talk about the rise in “fake news.” They complain that the news is, basically, unfair to them.

Personally, I find this trend mildly amusing. Why? Because this “event” has been around for well over 100 years.

"Acer Palmatumitis (Japanese Maple Addiction Syndrome)," The Whistling Gardener’s Column

Steve Smith is owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

One on my first plant addictions, that began years ago and will never be cured, is an affinity for all things Japanese maple.

I just don’t see how anyone can pass on a maple! Not only are they stunning architectural plant specimens to admire, but they always have outstanding fall color as well.

Mill Creek's Spring Garage Sale is coming up

The spring garage sale in Saturday, May 6th. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.

It's getting to be the time of year to go through your closets, clean out the garage and think about what you don't need anymore and could sell at the semiannual Mill Creek garage sale.

Here in 2017, the spring Mill Creek garage sale is Saturday, May 6th. As most people already know, Mill Creek's semi-annual garage sale is always held on the first Saturday in May and the first Saturday in October.