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Jul 6, 2012
I recently paid a visit to Scott Weber, an avid gardener whose evocative photography graces the pages of his popular blog, Rhone Street Gardens. As it happens, Scott is also on staff at Portland...
Jul 2, 2012
Like flowers in the garden, outdoor rugs can add color and punch to a patio, deck or backyard. They can transform a space into a place by defining a smaller area within the larger outdoors,...
Jun 20, 2012
Not only are we big believers around here in knowing when to splurge and when to save, we also cherish the chance to get a fashionable piece that’s truly one-of-a-kind. And not in the personalized...
Jun 18, 2012
The same day the new owner got the keys to his 1923 Laurelhurst bungalow, he was walking through the house with his architect, discussing how they would add on to the second floor and create a...
May 28, 2012
I don’t need to quote Robert Frost. We all know that fences play a useful role in our society, especially in urban areas. But how to fence: that, my dear, is the question.
To stain or not. Wood or...
Apr 27, 2012
Believe it or not, it's possible to get vintage style without the accompanying price tag.
Mar 29, 2012
Portland is home to some lovely public downtown gardens, if you just know where to look. One of my favorites to visit throughout the seasons is at the Ecotrust Building at 721 Northwest 9th Avenue,...
Mar 23, 2012
A few crucial additions can boost the "Wow" factor of any seashore chalet.
Feb 21, 2012
If you’re interested in buying some of the most beautiful hellebores in town, just pick up the phone and ring Jim and Audrey Metcalfe. Because the Metcalfes do business the old-fashioned way…. just...
Feb 14, 2012
Recently I met up with events manager and freelance writer Xylia Buros and when our conversation turned to terrariums, I discovered that she’s been on a terrarium-making kick in recent months....
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