In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year’s Great Plant Picks focus on ‘Plants for a Better Planet’

Mahonia x media is one of the Great Plant Picks for 2020. The theme for this year’s Great Plant Picks is “Plants for a Better Planet.” (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Mahonia x media is one of the Great Plant Picks for 2020. The theme for this year's Great Plant Picks is "Plants for a Better Planet." (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

“Planting in a Post-Wild World” by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is a galvanizing and optimistic call to action and a guidebook for gardeners looking to collaborate with nature in this time of unprecedented urbanization.

An assortment of pot pies made by Logan Niles, the owner of Pot Pie Factory Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in Seattle. 212776
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The greatness of Seattle’s tiny but mighty Pot Pie Factory

A local entrepreneur makes the personal-size food favorite with all kinds of care, available online for delivery to your home — and is looking to make much bigger dreams into reality.  VIEW

NWLIVING WOOD HOME – LAKE FOREST PARK – 010820; Roger Wallace is the owner and architect of this Lake Forest Park home who has filled the interior with interesting wood furniture.  exterior 211974
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This forested home in Lake Forest Park is a (hands-on!) display of woods of the world

WE’VE ALL HEARD about that eager-beaver woodchuck who absolutely would chuck all the wood, if he could. Good thing he couldn’t. Because here’s how much wood architect Roger Wallace needed for the contemporary, distinctly curvy home he designed for himself in Lake Forest Park — naturally, among some seriously towering trees: “I’d say a lot,” he replies matter-of-factly,...  VIEW