"It’s Time to get Serious About Watering," by the Whistling Gardener

Gorgeous and huge Dinnerplate Dahlias. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

Last week the Whistling Gardener gave you several tips on how to become a better gardener. As promised, this week he will enlighten you on how to water properly.

Good gardeners seem to have a sixth sense about when and how much water to apply to their gardens. The rest of us aren’t quite as gifted and need a cheat sheet.

Snohomish County Search and Rescue warns Mt. Pilchuck not an easy day hike right now

Trail above the snow line at Mt. Pilchuck.  Photo courtesy of Erin Melton (via the Washington Trails Association).

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit warns the public that current conditions on Mt. Pilchuck are difficult for those who aren’t well-trained and well-equipped.

Search and Rescue personnel and volunteers have responded to four rescues from June 8th to June 12th. Two of the people rescued had serious injuries.