Tag Archives: Garden design

Subtle, simple and sensual – material expressions in the Japanese Garden

One of the top destinations in our fair city – in my book, at least – is the Japanese Garden. It never disappoints. Every time I go, I see new things, depending on light, weather, seasons – what have you. … Continue reading

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Foliage Follow-up, June 2013

Happy Father’s and Foliage Follow-up Day! Thanks to Pam Penick and her blog Digging down in Austin TX for hosting this continued celebration to the monthly Bloom Day. The middle of each month has truly become a plant celebration! Check her link out … Continue reading

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Foliage Follow-up, May 2012

Three days after my first Bloom Day, I can only succumb to the fact that I’m hooked! Taking photos of your garden and posting them online is really, really fun! But, for as great as they are – blooms are … Continue reading

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2011 Yard Garden and Patio Show

This past Friday, I went down to the Portland Convention Center to check out the Yard, Garden and Patio Show. I went straight there after dropping the kids off at school, so I got there more than an hour early. … Continue reading

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Love those trees!

November 2, 2010 As most people hopefully know – other than the obvious need to curb our own greed and short term gains-philosophy,  the plant world is our greatest ally in combating our rapidly progressing climate change. Our planet’s forested … Continue reading

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Hydrangeas – not just for little ol’ ladies!

12 October 2010 I used to think that hydrangeas was something old ladies had in their gardens. Then one day, I fell in love with a purple-blue lacecap that absolutely knocked me off my rocker. From then on, I was … Continue reading

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