Water gardens and ponds can be a central feature of your landscape, but also be a great source of peace and relaxation. But just like everything else around your house, they need some regular maintenance to keep them healthy. In fact, you should think of your pond as a single living organism. No matter how [...]
If you haven't already noticed, we're having an unusually warm winter this year. While it's great for the ol' heating bill, it has the potential to ruin your plants. But have no fear, we have some simple suggestions to help you though the rest of the winter and early spring, should we have more frosty [...]
Christmas is a time to create fond memories and what better way to keep a memento of Christmas than by planting a Christmas tree out in your yard. You may wonder “can you plant your Christmas tree after Christmas?” and the answer is yes, you can. Replanting a Christmas tree requires some planning, but if you are willing to plan ahead, you can enjoy your lovely Christmas tree for years to come.
The best time to plant clematis is Spring, Summer or early Fall in a location of 5-6 hours of sunlight. Clematis roots are long and run deep and like it cool and damp, but not soggy. A good idea is to plant annuals around the base of the clematis, plant a low growing shrub to shade the roots, or mulch the ground around the base of the clematis plant to help keep the soil and roots cool.
Calling All Rockhounds! Our very own "Rock Star," Lars Johnson will be signing his book, Rockhounding Oregon at Johnsons Home & Garden Friday - August 9th, 10am to 4pm. The book is a Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites. Born and raised in Kent, Washington, Lars W. Johnson’s passion for absorbing geologic beauty developed [...]
Mark your calendars for June 21, 2014 - 10am to NOON! Ciscoe Morris, one of the nicest guys around and a Northwest Gardening Guru, will be broadcasting his weekly gardening show live on KIRO 97.3 FM from Johnsons Home & Garden. Drop by the store to see Ciscoe in person and take advantage of our [...]
If you want a beautiful plant that attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators, then the Fuchsia is a great choice. Fuchsia's can be used in hanging baskets, flower boxes, or as bedding plants. Today (April 25th) through May 2nd, Johnsons' Plant-of-the-Week sale is Fuchsia plants. We have both two color and tri-color plants. For more information [...]
If you do the grocery shopping for your household, you have probably noticed that food costs have gone up sharply over the last year. And according to many sources, that is not likely to end soon. There are many factors that impact the cost, but lately the ongoing drought in California is a big one. [...]
It's getting close to the beginning of Spring-time here in South King County, and you may have noticed some little green things poking up in your garden. While some gardeners have already been outside braving the weather to start preparing for the next growing season, there's still plenty of time to get ahead of the [...]
I don't think I am alone in my love of bacon. It seems to enhance any food experience. I also love my Big Green Egg. I have now married the two. I made this bacon wrapped pork loin the other day and it was outstanding. It is pretty easy to make. I took a pork [...]