Updates From The Farm

George’s Corner: The Rhododendron Explosion

George’s Corner: The Rhododendron Explosion

One of the garden events I look forward to is the explosion of rhododendron blooms this time of year. I have a couple in my yard that are literally vibrating like a transformer with bees working on the profusion of blooms. Visiting the Nursery or any display garden...

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George’s Corner: Springtime Garden Care

George’s Corner: Springtime Garden Care

The days warm up and become longer finally with overnight results in the garden!  It seems as if everything is growing at once from bulbs and perennials to shrubs, trees and especially weeds! Overwhelming is the term that comes to mind this time of year with where to...

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Press Release: New Farm Skill Series Opens in Whatcom County

Press Release: New Farm Skill Series Opens in Whatcom County

4.13.23 Everson, WA – Cloud Mountain Farm Center is a non-profit farm in Whatcom County dedicated to supporting a resilient, collaborative, and dynamic local food system. They are known as pillars of the agricultural and horticultural community through their on-site...

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George’s Corner: The Possibilities of Pears

George’s Corner: The Possibilities of Pears

The time is now to plant bare-root trees! They are beginning to break their dormancy and that means we will be potting them up at the nursery...and they become more difficult to transplant too. Planting them now allows the roots to establish in your soil conditions...

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George’s Corner: The Joys of Small Fruit-Bearing Shrubs

George’s Corner: The Joys of Small Fruit-Bearing Shrubs

The addition of small, fruit bearing shrubs into the garden is a great way to bring new textures and interest as well as production into an edible landscape.  One of the easiest to work into an ornamental garden are blueberries. Many varieties grow to a height of 5 to...

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George’s Corner: Microclimates and a Fruit of Interest

George’s Corner: Microclimates and a Fruit of Interest

My son from Vermont was just here for a visit and of course some of the conversation turned to gardening. While his weather and growing conditions are surprisingly similar to ours, timing of preparation and planting has some unique differences. This is a reminder to...

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George’s Corner: The Early Flowering Plants of Spring

Even with the cold temperatures and wintery conditions, it is feeling like spring is just around the corner. Many of the folks that have been out to the nursery have been planting for that head start on the growing season! If you are digging those new treasures now,...

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George’s Corner: Choosing Apple and Pear Trees

George’s Corner: Choosing Apple and Pear Trees

Welcome to George's Corner, where Cloud Mountain's very own George Kaas will share insider tips from the nursery to get you ready for gardening. George is our nursery retail assistant, and has a long career of working with people and plants. George worked in...

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