Don't forget ... plants need water!
I am off in Ireland hosting 2 garden tours. I will be back to the radio on Saturday, October 7. Until then, here are your hosts:
I am off to Ireland September 9; home in early October. I have appearances beginning October 11. Will list soon.
Even if you don't keep your lawn watered during drought periods, your trees and shrubs need water! It has been a long time since we've had any measureable rain. Don't ignore your long established plants as they get thirsty as well. Water slowly and deeply so the water gets down to the roots.
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.
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 email@example.com and your question might make it on T.V.
Ciscoe Morris doles out garden advice on his weekly radio show "Gardening with Ciscoe" on 97.3 FM Kiro radio. He also appears on numerous TV shows including "Gardening with Ciscoe" which he co-hosts with Meeghan Black.