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Thumbnail for - Clean Up That Garden
Jan 17, 2011
get dirty
Recently, accomplished gardener friends on Facebook have been proudly announcing that they have completed their late winter garden clean-up. I usually wait til the first week of February to cut...
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Jun 10, 2010
good gardening
What a surprise — it’s raining torrentially again today! Instead of being out making gardens, I find myself inside the house, staring balefully out at the rain and cursing. A little while ago,...
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Jun 2, 2010
Things To Do
It’s been a couple of years since my last visit out to Heirloom Old Garden Roses. And there’s no better incentive to get me to do something than to mention that there will be wine so I might...
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Feb 26, 2010
plant files
A particularly lovely Hellebore at Honeyhill Farms Nursery (photo taken while lying in path looking up!) Hellebores produce some of the most treasured flowers of winter and...
Thumbnail for - Well Hello, Sweet Pea!
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...
Thumbnail for - Now’s the Time to Shop For Winter Interest Plants
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...
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Jan 11, 2010
garden projects
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...
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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...
Thumbnail for - Brrrr, cold nights ahead!
Dec 5, 2009
Garden Projects
This reddish-pink hebe (2006-2008) pitched it last winter. Probably, no amount of mulch would have helped it – it simply wasn’t a sufficiently cold-hardy plant. Remember the big...
Thumbnail for - Hardy plants for the tropicalesque garden
Oct 31, 2009
Plants to love
Wandering the streets of Honolulu on Halloween, I can’t help but think about the idea of horticultural masquerade – how to dress up a temperate garden in tropical costume, as it were – to...
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