Tag Archives: grasses

Foliage Follow-Up Day – January 2018

The biggest news from my garden this month is that I – FINALLY – took the time to thin out my black bamboo. Wow – should’ve done that  years ago… It looks so much better now… So, that is the … Continue reading

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The many joys of Joy Creek

I live in an area blessed with an abundance of wonderful nurseries and growers. Those located outside of the city are worth visiting even if you’re not shopping for anything in particular, as they often have mature display gardens to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette – fall flavors

Two independent photos for you today – both signs of our pending descent into Autumn. There is something about fall color – somewhat muted, and absolutely sublime. These two jumped out at me today

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Wednesday Vignette – so very pettable…

If there is one thing I regret this time of year, it is that I don’t have enough sun in my garden to make all those wonderful grasses happy. On the other hand, I love hanging out in the cool, … Continue reading

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The juglone challenge

Sometimes, a project takes on an element of gambling. Recently, a couple asked me to help them spruce up their parking strip. It had nice, generous dimensions (12′ x 50′), but also came with a large Black Walnut tree. Being that they … Continue reading

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From the inside looking out – towards their future!

Usually, when I get called out for a garden consultation, it is obvious the people need help. Occasionally, it’s just someone who just moved here, who want to learn what is growing in their garden. Other times, it’s someone who can’t … Continue reading

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Bloom Day – November 2014

The world of Portland froze this week. Highly unusual, but hey – things are changing. Survival of the fittest.. right? It will be really interesting to see who makes the cut. I will end this Bloom Day post with that improvisational … Continue reading

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