| Jun 13, 2010
| 8:07 PM
Every summer I manage to get stung by a wasp. This summer is no exception.
On a recent Sunday, I was sitting on the porch reading. On the other side of the porch is a garden bed in which a rambling rosemary bush had sprawled over the walkway and grown...
| Jun 15, 2010
It seemed like a bee invasion Monday afternoon when an estimated 10,000-12,000 bees decided to drop-in on a Ballard neighborhood. Neighbors said it seemed like the day turned into night as the cloud of bees flew down the street before settling in a tree....
| Jun 16, 2010
| 5:15 PM
ENCINITAS -- A landscaper died Wednesday after being stung more than 500 times by swarming bees while clearing brush.
Authorities say the man was working with his 20-year-old nephew when his backhoe struck a nest of honeybees on the ground.
| Oct 29, 2010
Bill Cullina has a bloodroot plant from his mother — which she got from her mother.
"The amazing thing is that a little plant like this can potentially live almost forever," Cullina said last week during a talk about perennials at a Connecticut...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 3:06 PM
What's the hot (or should we say cold) new craze that's good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and everything in between? The answer, which will soon be on everybody's lips and in everyone's tummies, is Banzai Bowl — the brainchild of Joe Bard...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 8:38 PM
The weeds behind my apartment had been unruly for a long time. Every time I walked by I would think, "I've got to pull those weeds."
The pathway between my apartment and the one next door was embarrassing. It's not that I didn't want to clean it up. It...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 5:32 PM
Where have all the honeybees gone?
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, vanishing from their hives and the cause is still being debated by scientists.
Did you know that a bee can pollinate 100,000 flowers a day, but who is...
| Dec 12, 2010
The holidays are a season of beauty — if the abundance of offerings related to looks is any indication. We've culled the outpouring to bring gift-givers some ideas in a range of prices for a variety of pretty predilections. Don't be surprised if...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:27 PM
One of the pleasures that Vic and I enjoy at our home is feeding birds and providing a place where bees and butterflies are welcome. As wild areas shrink due to development, habitat for birds and other wildlife disappears. We do what we can in our yard to...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 6:10 AM
The pink petunias your grandmother planted are not the same petunias that you now find at garden centers.
Today's petunias are tougher, standing up to summer's hot and dry conditions — and to busy lifestyles with fewer hours to garden....
| Jul 9, 2010
When it comes to Seattle tours... you might think of a nighttime walk under Pioneer Square or hitting the water on one of those tour boats on wheels. But a tour planned for Saturday will give new meaning to the term "Duck Tour".
On Saturday, Seattle...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 9:05 PM
Over the past few weeks we have had two or three honeybee swarms here at the nursery. If you are an avid gardener or outdoor enthusiast, you're probably accustomed to bee swarms, especially during this time of the year. At the nursery, these swarms...