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"Is there a Carnivorous Bog Garden in Your Future?" by the Whistling Gardener

Of all of the wonderfully exotic species of plants on this globe we call home, carnivorous bog plants have got to be high on the list when it comes to weirdness. They absolutely look like they belong on some alien planet, despite the fact that many of them are actually native to our very own part of the world.

Of all of the wonderfully exotic species of plants on this globe we call home, carnivorous bog plants have got to be high on the list when it comes to weirdness.

They absolutely look like they belong on some alien planet, despite the fact that many of them are actually native to our very own part of the world.

"Deciduous Azaleas – No Garden Should be Without Them," by the Whistling Gardener

Most of the time when gardeners talk about azaleas we think of evergreen foliage. But there is a whole other exciting group of azaleas, that while they lose their leaves in winter, have incredible hot yellow, orange, salmon, or red flowers in spring and great fall foliage color in the autumn.

Most of the time when gardeners talk about azaleas we think of evergreen foliage.

But there is a whole other exciting group of azaleas, that while they lose their leaves in winter, have incredible hot yellow, orange, salmon, or red flowers in spring and great fall foliage color in the autumn.

"Winter Hardy Herbs for the Pacific Northwest," by the Whistling Gardener

Outside my patio sliding door, in several pots on my south-facing, full sun deck, is a selection of herbs including parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. I know this probably sounds like a Simon and Garfunkel song, and for most of us, we simply can’t mention these four herbs without involuntarily breaking out into song.

Outside my patio sliding door, in several pots on my south-facing, full sun deck, is a selection of herbs including parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

I know this probably sounds like a Simon and Garfunkel song, and for most of us, we simply can’t mention these four herbs without involuntarily breaking out into song.

"Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving – A Live Plant," by the Whistling Gardener

If you are looking for a gift that will keep on giving year after year, then why not consider a winter blooming plant? Each year at the same time, they will come into bloom and decorate your garden at a time when the days are dark and long and the hope for another bright spring is still far off in the future.

If you are looking for a gift that will keep on giving year after year, then why not consider a winter blooming plant?

Each year at the same time, they will come into bloom and decorate your garden at a time when the days are dark and long and the hope for another bright spring is still far off in the future.

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