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Wednesday Vignette – civility, color, and contrast

The MAX train murders in our fair city this past week has been on my mind – a lot. And, before that, an incidence of racist arson… I just don’t understand that kind of hatred. Portland is very fair, as … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – new beginnings

This is a big week with lots of milestones. Not just in terms of our earthly rotation – as the end of fall almost unnoticeably glides into winter – but also worldly events on the national, political arena, the beginning … Continue reading

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Greg’s garden – on gardening with xeric plants

On one of those beautiful, bright but misty autumn mornings at the end of September, I and a bunch of other designers were invited to Greg Shepherd – one of the co-owners of Xera – a local nursery that specializes … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – Bees knees

“You have to come over – it looks great!”, she said. So, today I ventured over to see a client, who also has become a dear friend, to look at the front garden we planted last year. She was right … Continue reading

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Random springiness on the First Day of Spring

So, it’s the First Day of Spring, they say. To me, it  seems half way over – I haven’t written a single post about the garden marvels I’ve come across this year. Oh well, better late than never. Here are a few – in no particular order… … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette and Foliage Follow-up

It always irks me when people who say they want “color” in their gardens mean that they want Petunias, or whatever flowering marvel du jour. What do they think this is – chopped liver? Besides being time for my usual Wednesday … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – such subtle nuance

Perhaps I am reaching a new stage in my development as a gardener, but I’m really starting to notice conifers around me. I mean noticing in a “oh, I need some of that” kind of way. It is probably futile … Continue reading

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