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Jan 23, 2010
Surely I’m not the only one who is ecstatic about the rare bits of sunshine we’ve had lately. During my walks to catch these few precious rays, I’ve been happily sniffing the heady scent of...
Jan 19, 2010
For years, I have battled with the lightweight packing peanuts and Styrofoam chips used as filler in the bottom of large pots on condominium terrace gardens. Weight restrictions often limit how...
Jan 15, 2010
The US holiday honoring the life and civil rights work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.. (1929-1968) is observed on the third Monday in January each year, around the time of King’s birthday...
Jan 14, 2010
Do you dream of having a restful, beautiful garden without spending all your free time laboring in it? Or do you feel like your existing garden requires more work than you’d like?
Jan 11, 2010
I spent the weekend visiting friends at their farm down by Florence, Oregon. It was a relaxing weekend, thanks for asking. But it wasn’t all fun and games. I learned something about my dear...
Jan 1, 2010
Not that I’m ready to take my tree down – it took forever to set it up and decorate it and I’m not about to cut the experience short. But when the time comes and the tree starts to look sad, I...
Dec 28, 2009
plants in winter
For the holidays this year, I got out of town – and into the woods. A friend offered the gift of her lakeside cabin for a week. It was incredibly quiet and peaceful – perfect for reading books...
Dec 19, 2009
Just up on the Portland Monthly website – a piece I wrote about winter birds – Winged Wonders. I love Garrett’s stylish illustrations of our native bird species. Make sure you click on the slide...
Dec 14, 2009
The best gardening gifts of all are simple things that are useful, well-made and pleasurable to use.
With the holiday season now upon us, I offer my list of handy tools and inspiration that...
Dec 11, 2009
The ground may still be rock-hard and cold but all is not lost. This morning, I noticed plenty of lovely hellebores that are frozen solid but by no means dead – just hanging on until the the...
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