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Radio Show: December 2 (noon to 1 p.m.)

My guests are Karen Chapman, owner of Le Jardinet landscape design company, and Christina Salwitz, operator of THE Personal Garden Coach, helping Seattle gardeners achieve their gardening dreams. They are co-authors of Gardening with Foliage First. We will talk about creating spectacular gardens using plants with great foliage.

No radio show December 9

Go Sounders! Because the Sounders defeated Houston, we move on to the final against Toronto. There will be a pregame show before the game (start time is 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 9). You can listen to the game on 97.3 FM (thus no gardening show).

Garden d'Lights

Going on now ... Garden d'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. It runs from November 25 through December 31, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (lights out at 9:30 p.m.). Tickets on sale now - check out the website to find information about free days, parking, etc.


Recently, Alex Winstead and I talked about indoor mushroom kits from Cascadia Mushrooms.

Holiday Shopping

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is "Shop Small Saturday". Why not keep it going all season? If you shop for the holidays, support your locally owned store or nursery!


Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

With this rainy weather, the city of Seattle encourages people to rake up leaves to help prevent the clogging of drains.

Recent Interview on

Carolyn Ossorio author, journalist, podcast host and a weekend anchor at KIRO Radio, recently interviewed me for a podcast. That's my dog Fred in the background but wait until you see the special guest!

Rain gardens

KING5 recently teamed up with 12,000 Rain Gardens. Rain gardens are a smart and proven way of using beautiful landscaping to: beautify and improve homes and neighborhoods, reduce flooding, clean our waterways, protect our precious natural habitats and save millions of dollars in pollution clean-up and massive utility construction projects. Check out their Resource Page, in particular the WSU Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington.

You can find rain garden design and construction tips on the DIY Network, part of HGTV. The rain gardens shown were constructed in the Western Washington cities of Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Puyallup, Seattle and Kirkland.

New Day Northwest: Next appearance December 4

I will be talking about living Christmas Trees. I am on New Day Northwest most Every Other Monday. Do you have a question or are you just curious about something around the garden? Submit your dilemma for consideration for a "Ciscoe Save Me" segment. Send an email (with pictures if possible) to and your question might make it on T.V.