Tag Archives: garden

Blooms and foliage – August 2017

This has been a terrible summer for me, in terms of keeping up on blog memes – I have missed several months worth… Once (or was it twice?), I even missed my own, and had to play catch-up later in … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – missing the Rustbelt…

Went shopping for metal yesterday. It was more of a curiosity trip as I had no real goals to fulfill – I just wanted to see what was available. It’s been years since I shopped for scrap metal, and in … Continue reading

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The last rose…

Every so often, Portland gets hit with a little snow, and sometimes even an ice storm. Over the past two days, we got both – a double whammy. Once again, I am thankful for the roof over my head, and … Continue reading

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Post-election Blooms, Pods and Foliage – November 2016

A garden is a good reminder that life goes on, outside of our human drama. And, it its a good place for demons to disperse, and some semblance of sanity to be restored. I spent some time putzing around out … Continue reading

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First rain of summer


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Laura’s Pirate cove

You know how you blink, and then half a year has gone by? Yeah, me too… Early last fall, my friend  and blogger pal Laura asked me to help her during the upcoming Master Gardener Conference. This would involve learning to use a … Continue reading

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I had some fabulous plans for today. First, I was going to work in the garden, and in the late afternoon, I was to head out to a plant nerd event at the Bamboo Garden. This, I looked forward to … Continue reading

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