Category Archives: Nursery industry and events

FarWest – 2017

In a week holding the biggest blackout in recent memory, there are also a few highlights. One is FarWest – a landscape/horticulture trade show that once a year brings the best and the brightest to town. It’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Princely Pastures

My garden pal Evan – whom some of you might know as The Practical Plant Geek, if you follow his blog (which you should), organized a field trip for us bloggers to famed wholesale nursery Little Prince of Oregon, this … Continue reading

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NWFGS 2016 – a doubter’s report

Next week, it is time for the Northwest Flower and Garden show in Seattle again. That means it took me a year to write this post. I apologize. In all honesty, I had a hard time with it, as I … Continue reading

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Blogger Appreciation Day at Joy Creek!!!

I admit it – I have been a bit consumed with national politics and the world’s reactions lately. But who can blame me? One nut bag decree issued, after the other… It’s been almost three years since I got my American citizenship. … Continue reading

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All in a day’s work…

… a trip to Rare Plant Research. Okay, that was a slight exaggeration. We don’t do this kind of thing every day, but when we do, I really do love my job even more than I normally do. This is … Continue reading

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Field trip!!!

Today, two of my favorite merry pranksters (William and Gina) and I, went on a field trip to a little gem of a nursery called Nowlens Bridge Perennials. William has been there many times before, and this time he was interviewing … Continue reading

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Hortlandia 2016 – a sure sign of spring!

Yesterday was the first day of the always highly anticipated Hortlandia – the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s annual spring plant sale, where area nurseries ply their astonishing and varied abundance. I figured this year, I’d help out a little, … Continue reading

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