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March, 2011 - Woodinville Weekly
While most of the garden sleeps and requires minimal care, it’s time to dive into planning your vegetable garden and look forward to the pleasure and rewards of just-picked produce.
January 24, 2011 - Woodinville Weekly
Would you like roses in your garden? If so, it’s time to get started -- February is the perfect time of year to plant roses to ensure beautiful blooms this summer.
January 2011, Woodinville Weekly
The New Year—it’s the perfect time to take a deep breath and focus on ways to freshen your home and enhance your physical and mental well being. Indoor plants can play a beautiful role.
October 2010, Woodinville Weekly
It may surprise you to hear that fall is one of the most important times to work in your garden.
September 2010, Woodinville Weekly
In the late winter and early spring, nothing is more satisfying than seeing the fresh green shoots and colorful flowers of bulbs emerge.
July 2010, Woodinville Weekly
Everything old is new again. Today preserving is enjoying renewed popularity and extending the harvest is HIP!
June 2010, Woodinville Weekly
Looking for a simple, affordable way to gain more space? Forget building permits, contractors and big budgets. You can transform your outdoor spaces by creating a gorgeous, welcoming outdoor living area.
May 2010, Woodinville Weekly
Molbak’s sales associate, Cherylyn Anderson, radiates personality and positive energy. This year, she’s focusing her endless enthusiasm on vegetable gardening.
April 2010, The Seattle Times
April 2010, Woodinville Weekly
Need expert ideas on how to fill the gaps in your Spring garden? Drawing from a collective 52 years of experience as plant buyers for Molbak’s, Al Dodson and Kate Domoszlay have put together a short list of recommended plants that are well-adapted, easy-to-maintain, and ready to lend long-lasting color and beauty to your Northwest garden.
March 2010, Woodinville Weekly
Are you dreaming of daisies? Fantasizing about fuchsias? Picturing peppers?
It’s okay to let your imagination fill in the gaps as your garden sleeps this time of year. That’s the first of several steps to turning your plant visions into reality later in the year.
February 2010, Woodinville Weekly
One of the most beautiful things about early spring planting comes in a rather plain package. Actually, it comes in no package at all. We’re talking about bare root trees and shrubs. These dormant deciduous trees look like a root with a stick attached and typically show up in Northwest nurseries in February. They arrive without pot or soil – just naked roots, ready to plant.
January 2010, Woodinville Weekly
With a New Year just days away, it’s time to think about refreshing and renewing indoor spaces.
In my experience, just a few changes can give a home a new look, help ward off the winter blues and even clean the air.
The whole process doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s easy to kick off as you move out of holiday mode.
December 2009, Woodinville Weekly
If your family is anything like mine, plenty of traditions have been woven into the way you decorate and prepare for the holidays. I love the traditions – they put me in the holiday spirit. But I also love to discover new variations on holiday classics.
Take poinsettias, for example. When my parents, Egon and Laina, started growing and selling poinsettias in 1957, Molbak’s offered just one variety – because there was only one variety of poinsettia being grown back then. Vivid red in color, it was a fragile, brittle plant that lasted only a few days.
November 2009, Woodinville Weekly
For many, falling leaves signal quieter times ahead for gardeners. But don’t hang up your gloves just yet. Here are some important autumn must-dos and decorating ideas that will help you prep for next spring and showcase this amazing season, indoors and out.
“Nature keeps us pretty busy this time of year,” says Michael Smith, garden store manager at Molbak’s. “But there’s a big payoff in the year ahead.”
Removing leaves should be top priority, Smith says, with a goal of finishing cleanup tasks by Thanksgiving. He waits until all the leaves are down in his yard and says raking once works for him but others might want to spread out the task. He warns gardeners to be careful when lifting piles of wet leaves and suggests using tarps when shifting heavy loads to avoid injury.
October 2009, Woodinville Weekly
What to do when fall colors fade, skies turn gray and everything in your yard looks a bit shaggy?
Here are four easy yet rewarding gardening activities for October: refreshing containers; planting spring bulbs; decorating your entry; and prepping perennials for winter.
September 2009, Woodinville Weekly
If you think September is the time to reap what you’ve sown during spring and summer, you’re right. Savor every tomato, cucumber and squash as it ripens. Snip those bold beautiful blooms and bring summer color indoors. Then roll up your sleeves. After all, it’s September—time to get busy planting cool weather vegetables, getting trees and shrubs in the ground, and prepping your lawn for winter.
August 2009, Woodinville Weekly
When I grew up in Woodinville and helped in my parents’ greenhouse business, gardening was more about work, and less about art or passion
Since coming back to the family business in 2001, I’ve personally discovered the joys of gardens and gardening and come to believe that it is an important part of our lives.
I’ve learned that what you see through your kitchen window in the morning helps set your mood for the day. And walking through an inviting garden in the evening is a great way to be welcomed home. My favorite time, though, is just being outside in the garden with friends and family. Blair, my wife, has been a life long gardener and she loves to cut flowers to bring elements of the garden inside our home. A few simple stems in a vase can transform a room. Gardens really make a daily difference in our lives. Just imagine what your home would look like if it were surrounded by bare dirt and the importance of gardens becomes clear.