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#IReadIndie: The Bookworm

February 10, 2018

At Timber Press, we are honored to be a part of the colorful indie publishing community. In addition to supporting powerful campaigns like Workman’s #IReadIndie, we want to celebrate independent bookstores and their communities. Supporting independent authors, publishers, and bookstores promotes diverse voices, small businesses, and community engagement. Here are some of the amazing booksellers stacking the selves across the […]

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Paws and petals: Quick tips for dog-friendly garden design

February 8, 2018

If you have dogs, take their needs into consideration when designing your less is more garden. In a small yard, space is at a premium, and some careful planning can mean a safe, relaxing, personalized oasis for you and your furry friends.

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Garden party: Designing your small yard for family and friends

February 8, 2018

Once the decision is made to upgrade a backyard, most of us want to get started immediately. But taking time to thoroughly identify what you really want from your space is a crucial first step to creating a successful, livable garden to enjoy with your friends and family.

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Less space? More enjoyment!

February 8, 2018

Once upon a time, small gardens were mainly confined to the condos, courtyards, and terraces of crowded urban areas while the typical suburban landscape tended to be large and sprawling. Today, small has become the new normal. And that is an opportunity, not a restriction.

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#IReadIndie: Powell’s Books

January 27, 2018

At Timber Press, we are honored to be a part of the colorful indie publishing community. In addition to supporting powerful campaigns like Workman’s #IReadIndie, we want to celebrate independent bookstores and their communities. Supporting independent authors, publishers, and bookstores promotes diverse voices, small businesses, and community engagement. Here are some of the amazing booksellers stacking the selves across the […]

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Six rules for chemical-free gardening

January 22, 2018

If a plant of any kind shows signs of distress, there are usually effective remedies that don’t involve reaching for chemicals. Smart gardening reduces the chances that a plant will fall prey to an insect or disease infestation in the first place. Here are some tips for raising healthy plants without resorting to chemical fixes.

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Slug and snail control: Not for the faint of heart

January 22, 2018

There are many species of slugs indigenous to our region, including our famous gargantuan banana slugs, which can reach over 9 inches long and weigh a quarter of a pound. It may come as a surprise to gardeners, however, that the behemoth species aren’t the ones doing the most damage…

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Where to pick up the perfect peony

January 22, 2018

In their book Peony: The Best Varieties for Your Garden, David C. Michener and Carol A. Adelman compile a comprehensive list of the best nurseries for purchasing peonies. Double or anemone, you’ll find the perfect peony—and plenty of expertise to boot—at these fine plant sources.

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Understanding your soil

January 17, 2018

Soils in the Pacific Northwest range from the sharpest-draining sand to the stickiest clay. Each soil type has its advantages and disadvantages. If you have soil that is hard to work with, remember that plants can be found to suit any kind of soil, and difficult soil can always be amended to enhance the variety […]

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A sneak peek at The Less is More Garden

January 17, 2018

Use the helpful tips in The Less Is More Garden to turn your standard lot into a unique space that is beautiful, low maintenance, and the perfect fit for your family.

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