Shows & Events
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Celebrate spring by attending the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, an ongoing festival of events in many locations throughout the Skagit Valley in Washington. Festivities run through the entire month of April this year, and you can feast your eyes on acres of flowering spring bulbs, stroll through gardens, enjoy outdoor concerts, take in a few lectures, and just generally bask in the sounds and scents of this impressive springtime event.
For driving directions, tour bus information, maps, and a calendar of events, call (360) 428-5959; or visit the organization's Web site at: http://www.tulipfestival.org.
Coping with Deer
Hungry deer will eat anything when food is in short supply, but when planning your landscape it's helpful to know what they usually ignore. Including their less-than-favorite plants can help keep your garden looking good, even when food is hard to find.
Using input from nursery and landscape professionals, master gardeners and the extension staff, Rutgers University Extension has developed a list that rates more than 500 commonly grown landscape plants on how attractive they are to deer. You can check out the Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance list online.