Tag Archives: gardening

Adding to the Goodness

We moved into this house on November 15, 2010. At that time the front yard was in poor shape, the narrow side yards had been untended for years, the back of the property had a few nice trees and several … Continue reading

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Garden Night, Garden Day

Just a quick note. Every year there’s an early Spring event here called Plant Nerds Night, sponsored by a local radio station that has a Saturday garden program. Plant Nerds Night was last night. For us, it’s the first gardening event … Continue reading

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progress on our summer bed

Every now and then I post an update on our garden, and I figured it was time. This is the first year we’ve really been able to do anything, and we’re enjoying it immensely. We’ve had some nice warm weather, and the … Continue reading

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Visit to Islei

Last week we drove out to Islei Nursery in Boring, OR, about 45 minutes from our home just south of Portland. It’s a wholesale grower of rare and beautiful dwarf (and regular-sized) conifers, Japanese maples, and other ornamental trees and … Continue reading

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New Arrivals March 21-27, 2011

After a zilch last week, a few more things this time, of various types and topics, information and explainations on each follow the gallery. As usual, click to enlarge. A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants by The American Horticultural Society [Covent … Continue reading

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