Tag Archives: Native plants

If you can’t plant a tree, plant a rain garden!

As our world is warming, more and more water evaporates. And, as we all learned in physics class, what goes up must sooner or later come down. As Portland is bracing for at least a week of more or less … Continue reading

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Garden tidings, September 2013

Did you know that over 50 of the world’s 165, or so, species of lupine can be found here in the Pacific Northwest? Well, I didn’t either, until quite recently. I love seeing the blue expanses of it covering the … Continue reading

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Speaking of natives…

Spent the day on Mt Hood, and reveled in the exuberant abundance of plant life on the mountain meadows.

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Go wild, and fill it with natives!

I suggested this to a friend who was preparing to, once again, mow the sunny square of grass covering his back yard. It’s not that he particularly likes the grass, he said, but it’s there and it is relatively simple … Continue reading

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