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Mar 14, 2010
If there’s anything a sluggish economy does, it’s make people crafty. By crafty, I mean arts-and-craftsy.
Take the Portland Chicken Shirt phenomenon. A couple of years ago, two women running a...
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...
Mar 3, 2010
I recently received a review copy of Grocery Gardening, a hands-on guide to growing and enjoying fresh garden produce.
Portland author Jean Ann Van Krevelen wrote the book to help readers get...
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 20, 2010
Wise old salts say you should plant your sweet peas – and edible peas, while you’re at it – around Presidents’ Day in our region. But there are still many good weeks of planting time. It’s just...
Feb 17, 2010
I spied these unusual air plants (Tillandsia ) at the Seattle garden show and made a bee-line for them. Turns out the grower, Owens Gardens from Monroe, WA was at Portland’s Yard, Garden &...
Feb 15, 2010
From SW to NE, a helpful guide of where Portland farmers markets are sprouting.
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...
Feb 9, 2010
I’m not usually one to rave about garden shows. In fact, I’ve been a bit garden show-shy in recent years. In a previous post, I had a had a mini-rant about my frustration with the typical,...
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