The end of summer is a good time to note which plants work best in the heat. It’s also the right time to get a good price on self-watering containers and outdoor furniture or colorful cushions and accents.
The beginning of September is like a second spring for gardeners. The soil begins to cool and longer nights and more rain make this the perfect time of year to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, vines and bulbs.
The beginning of June is summer clematis season. This queen of the vines grows better in our cool summer climate than anyplace else in the world – so invest in a clematis plant this week and let the queen rule your garden.
The ground in Western Washington is still cold from the wet spring, so wait a few more weeks to plant heat-loving plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, geraniums, zinnias and especially tropical plants like coleus.