December 17, 2014


Perhaps no other plant brightens the Holiday Season more than the Poinsettia.  This beloved plant even  celebrates its very own holiday.  December 12th.  National Poinsettia Day was named to honor the passing of Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1851 who was credited with b...

December 9, 2014


The idea of planting a living Christmas tree as part of your landscape, or keeping it in a pot to use from year to year, is ecologically sensible.  To do this, though, may require more planning and attention than you realize.  Many varieties sold for living trees a...

December 3, 2014

The Pacific Northwest abounds with plant materials that work well to make decorative wreaths for winter holidays.  Think first of Douglas fir, Shore Pine, and Cedar; all native to this area. Noble fir is classic, and others of those families are often available.   Av...

November 25, 2014


Gratefulness is a part of our everyday lives here at the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy.  When we gather together each week to tend the wealth of rhododendrons that Connie so lovingly gathered and nurtured, we are blessed with the legacy of beauty she left to us.  I...

November 11, 2014

If ever an indoor plant is likely to become an heirloom, it may be a “Christmas Cactus”.  Many of them have been known to live for generations, with little attention except to enjoy the colorful blooms in winter.


November 4, 2014


For over 20 years Pat has contributed to the legacy of the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy as a Founding Member, Head Perennial Gardener, Board Member, and volunteer.  Her expertise about the garden’s history and horticulture are an invaluable resource and her presen...

October 28, 2014


After some wet fall weather, and maybe a frost, it is time to put those tender plants you want to save to bed.


Tuberous begonias need to be put under cover and allowed to dry out completely, until the leaves...

October 20, 2014

November is either really late fall, or really early winter, depending a lot on the weather.  Either way, the joyous color of summer has faded away and you may find yourself wanting some new color to enjoy.


For the short term, orname...

October 16, 2014

After all the beautiful weather we’ve had this Fall, the storms rolling in this week can make a gardener go a little stir crazy. We thought we’d share a few garden crafts you can work on inside, while the rain keeps you from going outside.


Add a little personality to y...

September 30, 2014


Fall is the time of year when gardeners reflect on which plants thrived and which ones struggled in their spring and summer gardens. We all have those plants that just didn't do as well as we had hoped and some of our readers have expressed frustration about how their...

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