Some gardening terms helpful.
Deciduous, herbaceous, & evergreen: These terms refer to what a plant does in winter. Evergreen plants hold on to their leaves in winter. Deciduous plants drop their leaves in winter. Herbaceous plants are soft-stemmed – they die to the ground in winter and come back the following spring.
WHAT'S IN A ZONE?
A lot. Hardiness zones are . . .
The greater Seattle area lies between USDA zone 7 and zone 8.
THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY
On Planting and Sun Exposure
Let Them Eat . . . Plant Food! Cake Isn't a Good Idea.
Dirt and Stuff
Give Your Plants a Good Home
The Garden Party Crashers
In addition to pest control measures, see our list of deer- and bunny-resistant plants.