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Meet Izzy!

Life continues. We miss our Ruby and our Fred but now Izzy fills our hearts (and our time)! She is a busy girl, keeps us laughing and loves her toys. She is a real tail wagger and loves to meet everyone. She is full of energy and looks forward to walk time.

She appeared on King5's New Day with me last Monday. Here is the video clip.

Radio Show: February 17 (noon to 1 p.m.)

I am flying solo today so it's a great day to ask a garden question. Call 1-888-973-5476.

My Upcoming Appearances:

This Wednesday, I am speaking for the Enumclaw Garden Club, but the public is welcome! Wednesday, February 21 at 11 (doors open at 9; then welcome, meeting, and breakfast). Topic: Show and Tell with Ciscoe. Location: Thunder Mountain Jr High: 42018 264th Ave SE, Enumclaw.

Lots of Events in March, all listed on my talks page.

Fruit and Veggies:

Recently I interviewed guests about veggies and fruit: Veralea Swayne, instructor at Tilth Alliance, formerly Seattle Tilth, talked about growing plants from seed, when to start many types of veggies and factors involved like bottom heat, light, temperature, etc.

Sam Benowitz, fruit growing expert and owner of Raintree Nursery, talk about new varieties of fruit to grow and growing tips.

Garden Tasks

Protect tender plants from the cold! Brrrrr, it's going to be chilly.


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

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 in 2018 (February 19)

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.