Debbie Teashon

A great time to discuss carnivorous plants and horror stories | Garden Life

On the threshold of Halloween, it is only fitting to tell a few flora horror stories. These stories may sound fictional, yet spooky and true.… Continue reading


A passion for gardening | Garden Life

If you are reading this column, you may be the one out of four people who love gardening as a pastime. Whether you plant up… Continue reading


Fall garden solutions and tips | Garden Life

Every month has its unique crop of gardening problems that people look for solutions. Lately, fungus, mushrooms, and slime mold seem to be the problem… Continue reading


Who needs petunias when you have these creepers?

Are your petunias looking tired, or are you tired of looking at petunias? To avoid sounding like an infomercial, this column is not about dissing… Continue reading

Penstemons: the showy native perennial| Garden Life

What can be said about the perennials Penstemon, commonly called beard tongue? Plenty! The genus Penstemon has a vast collection of flowering plants that are… Continue reading

Downsize garden with supersize design ideas | Garden Life

If you live with a postage stamp yard or balcony, and still, want a garden, you need to think small on space and go big… Continue reading

Spring has sprung; do you have a plan? | Garden Life

You plan for a wedding, you plan for retirement, and you plan for a trip to Hawaii. Do you make plans for your garden? Do… Continue reading

The stories Aquilegias could tell

Have you ever bit off the tip of a columbine flower spur and sucked out the sweet nectar reward? I remember. The genus Aquilegia has… Continue reading

Gratitude comes ‘natural’-ly

A holiday devoted to being thankful nears, so it is a great time to make an assessment of the past year. Living here on a beautiful peninsula flanked by the Olympic Mountains with the Hood Canal on one side and the Puget Sound on the other, our surroundings give us much to be grateful for.

It’s garlic planting time — daffodils too! | Kitsap Weekly

Autumn signals the fall — the fall of leaves, the fall of plants and the fall of this tired gardener onto the couch for a long winter nap. Not so fast, it’s not time to relax, it’s time to plan for next year.