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The Ask a Master Gardener blog features a wide range of articles written by Skagit County WSU Extension Master Gardeners on topics relevant to gardeners in the North Puget Sound area.

Gardening for All Abilities
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Gardening for All Abilities

Whatever the physical challenge, take heart and continue to enjoy gardening by implementing some of these adaptive methods.
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Gardening for Wildlife
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Gardening for Wildlife

Explore the benefits of using keystone plants to create a wildlife-friendly ecosystem in your own garden.
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Pollinators
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Pollinators

Learn about pollinators and open your eyes to the beauty and intricate connectivity of nature. As gardeners, we can make...
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Veggie Gardening for Rookies
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Veggie Gardening for Rookies

Interested in growing vegetables but wondering where to start? Master gardeners walk you through what to consider when starting a...
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Indoor Grow Stand
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Indoor Grow Stand

Grow herbs and vegetables in the middle of the winter with an indoor growing stand.
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Raised Beds
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Raised Beds

Winter is a great time to plan for next season and explore the many advantages of building raised gardening beds.
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Season Extenders
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Season Extenders

An early frost quickly brings a close to the gardening season. Here, Master Gardener Hallie Kintner discusses tools and techniques...
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The Health Benefits of Gardening
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The Health Benefits of Gardening

Gardening has long been considered good for the soul. Here Master Gardener Kathy Wolfe writes about the many ways gardening...
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Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs Now
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Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs Now

Master Gardener Jessamyn Tuttle explores the many wonderful bulbs which, if planted now, will bloom as early as late January.
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Seed Saving 101
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Seed Saving 101

Master Gardener Sheri Rylaarsdam shares the fun of getting started saving and sharing seeds from your garden.
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Cider Making
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Cider Making

Get started pressing apple juice and making cider. Learn about the excellent resources here in Skagit County and how to...
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Restoring Nature
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Restoring Nature

Recently certified Master Gardener Joan Stamm writes about how Douglas Tallamay's book, Nature's Best Hope changed her gardening perspective.
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Be Firewise
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Be Firewise

Former wildland firefighter and Master Gardener Marlene Finley outlines key elements to making your home defensible in a wildfire.
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USDA Zones and Microclimates
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USDA Zones and Microclimates

Master Gardener Claudia Wells discusses the various USDA Zones in Skagit County and microclimates and how they affect your garden's...
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DIY Drip Irrigation
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DIY Drip Irrigation

Master Gardener Bob Bryan helps homeowners set-up their own drip irrigation, helping them save money and time, and their plants...
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Celebrating 50 Years of Master Gardeners
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Celebrating 50 Years of Master Gardeners

The statewide WSU Extension Master Gardeners celebrate 50 years. The first program in the US was started by WSU extension...
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Discovery Garden Open House June 24, 2023
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Discovery Garden Open House June 24, 2023

Join us for a day of discovery and learning at the Skagit Master Gardener's Discovery Garden in Mount Vernon
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Italian Arum
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Italian Arum

Don't be deceived by the beauty of Italian Arum, though it is sold by many companies, it is an invasive...
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Visit UW Botanic Gardens
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Visit UW Botanic Gardens

Skagit Master Gardeners spend a day touring and learning about the plants at the UW Botanic Garden.
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Northwest Tree Squirrels
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Northwest Tree Squirrels

Author Kathy Wolfe explores the ambiguity of Pacific Northwest tree squirrels: At times entertaining and at other times very destructive.
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