Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Plant Nerd Night 2015 – crowds, people and nerds… and plants!

Last Friday, I went to my life’s second Plant Nerd Night. It is an annual plant geek revelry, hosted by Mike Darcy, local radio plant nerd extraordinaire, and sponsored by a number of great garden related companies. Both times I’ve … Continue reading

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Judgmental for a day!

It is garden show season, and through some unexpected turns of events, I ended up being one of the judges of this year’s Yard, Garden, and Patio Show at the Portland Convention Center. (Thank you, William!) I always try to … Continue reading

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Three NWFGS virgins deflowered at the Flower Show

  Neither Laura, Gina or I had ever visited the largest Flower and Garden Show in the Pacific Northwest before, so this year, the three of us, and¬†William who is a show veteran, drove up to Seattle for the day, … Continue reading

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A first glance at the Portland Flower Market

There are some definite perks with working in the industry. One of them is a pass to the Portland Flower Market – a wholesale market that caters to everything florist-related one could possibly¬†imagine. For a while, I’ve been thinking of … Continue reading

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Rats!

When the icy winds of the December flash freeze were howling outside, I crammed all my unplanted lovelies into my little garden shed. At least then they’d be out of the wind, I thought. Since they were out of harms … Continue reading

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What? Me? An award…?

Oh my – what a COMPLETE, out-of-the-blue surprise! I don’t think I even knew there were such things as blogger awards, so imagine my astonishment! And here I thought I was just babbling into the ether… The award in question … Continue reading

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