Donate to our Northwest Harvest food drive

Donate to our Northwest Harvest food drive

Here at In Harmony, we believe that our health and wellbeing are directly connected to the earth. Part of wellness is having good, healthy food to eat. That is why we have been doing a food drive for Northwest Harvest since 2004. Every fall we collect food from our...
How did your lawn do this summer?

How did your lawn do this summer?

This summer broke records (again) for heat and drought. How did your lawn fare? If your lawn is looking brown and unhealthy, give it some loving care. Fall rains are returning. Now is a good time to assess your lawn care practices and take steps to improve lawn...
Tree Hugger Bingo: a zany good time

Tree Hugger Bingo: a zany good time

Tree Hugger Bingo is your chance to have fun, win plants and help raise funds for Plant Amnesty, one of our favorite organizations. Zany Ciscoe Morris and Dominic Barrera, Plant Amnesty executive  director, will host the event. It’s a lively evening, with chili,...
Join the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest

Join the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest

City Fruit wants you—and your fruit trees—for the Great Seattle Fruit Harvest! Every year volunteers and staff collect thousands of pounds of fruit that would have otherwise gone to waste. They donate the fruit to meal programs, food banks and community organizations...
Spider mites? Water is key!

Spider mites? Water is key!

We have written a number of blog posts this year about how important water is to the health of your plants. Spider mites are one more example of why plants need enough water. Our summer’s hot, dry weather is hard on your plants. It is easy for them to get drought...
Time to water! Check out our watering resources

Time to water! Check out our watering resources

Hot weather is predicted over the next week. Don’t forget to water! Over the past few summers we have seen an increasing amount of drought stress in our clients’ landscapes. We are sad to see plants suffer from lack of water. As our summers get hotter and...
Add a quiet space to your garden

Add a quiet space to your garden

Your landscape can play a number of roles in your life. It can be a place where your family relaxes, where you entertain friends. Perhaps you have meals together or enjoy sitting around a fire. We believe a landscape can also be a sanctuary or refuge. You need a quiet...
Watering will help manage insect problems

Watering will help manage insect problems

If you have plants with insect problems, the worst action you can take is not watering the plants. Many insects only target weak plants. When a plant goes into any kind of stress, it has a different color. This sends a different vibration that is picked up by insects....
Improving your lawn’s environmental impact

Improving your lawn’s environmental impact

Have you thought about the environmental impact of your lawn? Of all our lawns? According to research by NASA scientist Cristina Milesi, there is more acreage in lawns in the United Stations than in croplands. “Even conservatively,” Milesi says, “I estimate there are...
Summer lawn care: watering, mowing

Summer lawn care: watering, mowing

The month of May has been very dry in the Seattle area. If it doesn’t rain by May 31, we will tie 1992 for the driest May on record, with only 0.12 inches of rain. Perhaps summer has arrived here early. Here are some summer lawn care tips. Follow these tips to...
Smart watering: how much, when and how long to water

Smart watering: how much, when and how long to water

Our current warm, sunny weather is the beginning of the dry season. Your plants will need water throughout the summer. Here are some tips on smart ways to water. Water slowly and deeply for healthy plants.  The best practice is to water deeply and less often. Shallow,...
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