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May 7, 2010
I recently visited Porterhowse Farms, a small retail nursery – nestled in a surprisingly large arboretum and garden – specializing in conifers and conifer companion plants. Porterhowse Arboretum...
Apr 21, 2010
So a little patch of mâche growing in my vegetable garden will be on KPTV Fox 12’s Better Portland on Thursday April 22 at 1:45 pm!
What’s the story, you ask? Well, last month, I was chatting about...
Apr 20, 2010
A couple living in Northwest Portland add a new feature to their century-old Craftsman while also keeping its integrity.
Apr 17, 2010
April is tulip season in our region – and definitely the best time to see tulips in bloom at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm’s Tulip Fest in Woodburn (I recently wrote about Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm...
Mar 29, 2010
I love getting out of town. After many years of living car-free, it’s still an extra-special treat to take a drive in the country or go on a road trip – however short a ride it may be.
If it’s for...
Mar 15, 2010
Front-yard frills come in all shapes and sizes—you too can have a luxury lawn.
Mar 9, 2010
The Bishop’s Close (Elk Rock Gardens) in the Dunthorpe neighborhood is one of the city’s best kept secrets. The garden and house – once in private hands, now housing the Episcopal Diocese of...
Mar 6, 2010
As anyone who’s met me lately at a cocktail party can attest, I rattle on a lot about the native insects in my back garden. (Ever since I joined the Xerces Society, I’ve been a total pest about...
Feb 26, 2010
Hellebores produce some of the most treasured flowers of winter and early spring. There are many species and hybrids available, each with particular assets in the garden. Breeding efforts...
Feb 14, 2010
In case you didn’t make it, the Portland Yard, Garden & Patio Show was a lot of fun this year. We’ll have the numbers soon enough and will know just how well it did… but after my sally around...
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