Category Archives: Cool plants

Gardeners are the nicest people!

Two days ago, I got an email from Colette – a woman whom I helped, when she and her husband had decided to take out the lawn in their suburban front yard, a few years ago. They had now retired, … Continue reading

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Five miniature table gardens

Awright… here we go! The five little table gardens I made for Joy Creek this week, and wrote about in yesterday’s Vignette post. Since each of these portable tables is only a square foot in size, even a little 4″ … Continue reading

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Wide vistas and wet closeups

We had the most wonderful long Easter weekend with friends in their log cabin on the Deschutes River, near Mt. Bachelor. The weather was wonderful, and over the course of our stay, we both skied and paddled, ate and toasted … Continue reading

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The Pod invasion and a few other fun things

Let’s take a look at what is brewing in the garden, shall we?    

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How to build a fern table

Let me just preface this post by saying that I had a great day! I had nearly an entire, uninterrupted day to do something I have wanted to do for months – build some fern tables! Ever since I first … Continue reading

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Gifts for posterity

As some of you know, I spend a few days a week at Joy Creek – arguably one of our most interesting local nurseries. It was started 26 years ago by Mike and Maurice. After years of looking, they realized that … Continue reading

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New acquaintances and old addictions

So, I meant to report on the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, which is happening this weekend. My friends and former co-workers Gina and William, and I went up to see it on Thursday when it opened. This is our … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – killer filler

Was pondering the role of Heucheras, and came to the conclusion that while they are not all that interesting in and of themselves, they make fab fillers. Their wide range of colors and sometimes two-tone leaves add an interesting depth and dimension when … Continue reading

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Xera – only a few Miles away

Sometimes you just have to spend at least part of your day off doing something fun. (You know, as opposed to all that other stuff you have to do…) I felt I hadn’t seen my pal Laura in a while, so … Continue reading

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Greenhouse glimpse

Sometimes, the light is just irresistible. And sometimes your photos don’t show just how irresistible that light was. Oh well, I can still enjoy the forms and the colors of these wonderful plants:  

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