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Wednesday Vignette – eat the cake and have it too

This week’s musings is about the power of human weakness – particularly my own. I’m pretty good at rationalizing the future benefits of this pathetic lack of restraint, though. Some benefits, in fact, will be rather instantaneous. Let me explain. … Continue reading

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New acquaintances and old addictions

So, I meant to report on the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, which is happening this weekend. My friends and former co-workers Gina and William, and I went up to see it on Thursday when it opened. This is our … Continue reading

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The Nowlens Bridge haul

A couple of weeks ago, mi compadres William and Gina, and I took a little road trip to marvelous Nowlens Bridge Perennials. At the end of the post I wrote of our little escape, I mentioned “my near heroic restraint” … Continue reading

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Catch it while you still can…

Spring is racing by. If I don’t get to go out there in a few days, when I finally do, I can be sure that it looks completely different from when I last saw it. This weekend wasn’t half as … Continue reading

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Foliage Follow Up – June 2015

Last year, I attended the Garden Blogger’s Fling here in Portland. It is essentially three days jam-packed with visiting the most fabulous gardens the city has to offer. In the very last garden we visited (Bella Madrona) I saw a … Continue reading

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Bloom Day – June 2015

Aaaahhh – how does anyone keep up with anything this time of year? It’s a quarter to ten on Bloom Day, which, I guess, makes it Bloom Night. Bloom Day is a meme hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden … 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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Judgmental for a day!

It is garden show season, and through some unexpected turns of events, I ended up being one of the judges of this year’s Yard, Garden, and Patio Show at the Portland Convention Center. (Thank you, William!) I always try to … Continue reading

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Bloom Day – October 2014

Surprisingly, I do have a few flowers in my garden this month. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t spent much time out there, so it was nice to see that they do their thing without any interference from me. I … Continue reading

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