Misterben and I bought our first house this past summer. Over the winter, most of the grass in our small front lawn died due to grubs eating the roots. Seeds scattered from the neighbor's maple tree into the resulting mud now appear to be sprouting all over. [more inside]
I live in Seattle. I have about 250 sq feet of boulevard in front of my new house that is kind of a mess. It's grassed, but it's rutted and uneven and there's a 2" wide by 6" deep trench between the turf and the concrete boundaries of the boulevard, so it's very difficult to mow cleanly. There are two trees planted in it -- I don't know what species -- and the mounds they're planted in contribute to the unevenness. [more inside]
Any suggestions for a good apartment plant? Minimal light and minimal fuss preferred. [more inside]
I have $150 to spend on my patio/deck garden in Seattle. What should I plant and how should I do it? [more inside]
Seattle indoor gardening: are there any reasons why I shouldn't grow cucumbers in my bedroom this winter? [more inside]
Seattle gardening and native plants: How hard should I be trying to stay native? If not native, what's good for this climate? [more inside]
What plants are suitable for putting on our deck in Seattle? There's no yard/soil, so they must live in containers. The deck is quite large so I was thinking about large decorative plants like small trees or some form of bamboo. Climate-wise, we have the typical PNW weather of moist winters that only fall below freezing a few days out of the year. Also, we are completely ignorant of gardening and would rather have something that can survive with a minimum of attention.
One of my container garden tomato plants is sick. What's wrong with it? [more inside]