Tag Archives: Plants

My first Bloom Day ever – May, 2013

For a while now, I’ve seen friends posting blogs referring to “Bloom Day”, but never known what it was. I finally learned! It was started by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. She hosts a number of garden bloggers for a … Continue reading

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Iris confusa a.k.a. Bamboo Iris – one of my absolute Top Ten garden picks for spring!

And almost any other time as well, for that matter… Of all the worthy possibilities out there, there are a few that take the cake! Solidifying the shortlist is probably beyond me, hopeless plantoholic as I am, but this one … Continue reading

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A little vernal plant-porn, anyone?

Perhaps it’s silly to get so excited about it, but I can’t help it! My garden is veritably exploding! You can feel the power rising up through the soil – it’s a barely perceptible hum, a vibration of life, as … Continue reading

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Spring is around the corner…

There is something comforting in sameness…You know winter’s wrapping up when the YGP show comes to town. And you know that each year, there will be largely the same vendors as last year. Since the economic crash a few years … Continue reading

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Yeay! Snow in Portland!

I have to say I love snow! For snow-starved neo-Portland transplants raised on four distinct seasons, the mountain is a quick hour’s drive away when the jonesing gets too bad. But having that soft, fluffy white stuff coat our neighborhood is … 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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