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Apr 9, 2010
gardening and health
People who suffer badly from allergies dread the return of spring each year. For them, this season means sneezing, watering eyes, endless rounds of sleep-inducing allergy pills or even the...
Mar 19, 2010
Oh my goodness – I love this idea!
I recently got a press release from Livingscapes Nursery about an event they’re holding this weekend:
SPUDTACULAR! This Saturday March 20, 10 – 5
Mar 17, 2010
This weekend, the Portland Classical Chinese Garden begins a two-week celebration, now dubbed the Festival of Fragrance, with a plant sale and Camellia display from the Oregon Camellia Society...
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 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 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 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,...
Feb 1, 2010
I have a confession to make: I haven’t gone to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle in at least ten years. I simply got turned off by all the garden shows at some point. The...
Jan 27, 2010
It’s a sweet thing to go to Trader Joe’s in January and February and buy little pots of cheery spring bulbs in flower. But it’s another kind of sweet altogether to pick out your own bulbs and...
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