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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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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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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 prankstersĀ (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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The plight of temptation, and the scourge of the Easter Bunny’s abundance …

I don’t smoke, and I usually do a reasonable job of staying sober, but there is no need for me to get all haughty about any particular virtues I might possess. I believe most people are addicted to something, and … Continue reading

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Rubus lineatus – not quite on the wild side…

Originally posted on The Creative Flux:
You can always tell the pot smokers from the non-users the first time they as new visitors walks up our driveway. At a particular point in this short journey, the hemp users invariably jump,…

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