Blogs and online garden forums are a great source of information for the northwest gardener

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Willi Galloway writes about kitchen gardening and seasonal cooking on her popular blog,, and pens the weekly column “The Gardener” on Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest blog. Each Tuesday morning, she offers vegetable gardening advice on Seattle’s popular NPR call-in show, Greendays. She also teaches a joint gardening and cooking class with James Beard, and hosts an online garden-to-table cooking show, Grow. Cook, Eat. Her garden has been featured in Sunset magazine. Willi currently lives and gardens in Portland, Oregon.

Garden Design Online

I always learn something new from this easily navigable site written by Jane Berger. You will find public-garden updates, what’s best in the current crop of journals, award-winning plants, as well as Berger’s concise take on the books she reads and gardens she visits.

The Savvy Gardener

This blog is a product of the Water Saving Partnership (the city of Seattle and local utility districts). This site has expert advice on climate change and sustainable gardening practices. It offers tips on products, nurseries, discounts, voices and gardens of local people, and seasonal tasks.

Rainy Side Gardeners

Rainy Side Gardeners is dedicated to the Northwest gardener! The focus is gardening in the maritime Northwest, west of the Cascade Mountains. This includes western British Columbia.

The West Side Gardener

The Westside Gardener is dedicated to all growers who live west of the Cascade Mountains. The main focus of this site is vegetable gardening, it is meant to be a garden-related “how to” for projects, herbs, fruit, and occasionally wander even further afield!

Frugal Gardening

The topics are amazingly varied, from using vinegar in the garden to harvesting rainwater and repurposing objects for garden use. The main writer gardens here in the Northwest.

Garden Rant

This blog is the product of a quartet of dedicated gardeners bored with perfect magazine gardens and not going to take it anymore. Amy Stewart, author of “Flower Confidential,” is the best known but all are feisty and full of good humor and passion for plants and gardens.

A Way to Garden

Full of glorious photos and the strong voice of Margaret Roach, who, for 15 years, served as garden editor and then executive editor for Martha Stewart Living. Roach left corporate life to stay at home in rural New York where she gardens and blogs, and we’re all the richer for it.


Ecoyards is a Seattle gardening blog s filled with articles on how to care for your newly-planted lawn with a natural lawn care approach. You will also find up-to-date information on gardening events and programs in the Seattle area, practical advice for monthly landscape maintenance in your yard, and advice on what vegetables to grow and when.


Garden Help blog offers observations and experiences in the garden — professionally and personally. It is the sharing of gardening knowledge. It is a way to create community and share what inspires others in the.

Pacific Northwest Gardens

Pacific Northwest gardens blog is an online journal on garden related subjects. You will find the personal thoughts and experiences of an avid plant enthusiast in the Pacific Northwest.

Plant Talk

This is a Seattle area online journal on garden related subjects. Valerie Easton shares her personal thoughts and experiences on Northwest gardening.

Gardening Forums for the Pacific Northwest

UBC Botanical Garden Forums

Communities of knowledgeable gardeners, botanists, horticulturalists, etc. where you can share your experiences or ask questions. This site comes very highly recommended. I have used it for a number of years.

Garden Web

The GardenWeb forums are one of the largest communities of gardeners on the Internet. You will find like-minded people and friendly discussions. The forums are divided into several lists to make it easy to find a particular subject. Each forum is listed in more than one list. You might want to browse through each list to get a feel for what’s here.


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