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The dreaded June to do list from the Whistling Gardener

June is the month I try to finish all the tasks that I thought I was going to complete in March, April and May (funny how that works).

June is the month I try to finish all the tasks that I thought I was going to complete in March, April and May (funny how that works). If you find you need a break from all these chores then come join me for Happy Hour with the Whistling Gardener, this Friday, June 6, 2014, from 4-5 pm at Sorticulture in Legion Park, Everett. If you are not there I will assume you are hard at work in the garden.

2014 Movies in the Park - Willis Tucker Park

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a fun outdoor movie on Thursday evenings this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park beginning July 10, 2014.

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a fun outdoor movie on Thursday evenings this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park beginning July 10, 2014.

Seating is on grass so bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets for comfort. Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.

Admission is free, however, donations benefiting Snohomish County Parks will be gratefully accepted.

Left Coast/Right Coast: It’s been a year!

Mike Gold is a retired entrepreneur providing his views on various subjects. Photo credit: Nancy Gold.

Well, for those of you counting, this is my 52nd column for The News of Mill Creek. Perhaps for some of you it is 51 or 52 too many. For others, so I’ve been told, it has been fun.

Among the benefits of writing a column in a local venue, which includes my photo, is being recognized occasionally. Like any “fame” or “notoriety” it is often fleeting and wrong.

May musings and other rambling thoughts from the Whistling Gardener

Pitcher Plants are carnivorous and will help control unwanted insects like flies and mosquitos

It should be no surprise to my readers that May is a difficult month for me to accomplish much in my own garden (it is one of the unfortunate consequences of running a garden center). I can usually steal away a few hours at the end of the day to get the beds cleaned up and the soil prepared and then thankfully the Missus steps in and does most of the planting.

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