PLANT PICKS

Grow Easy, Delectable Portuguese Kale

Gloriously sweet, tender, and oh-so-productive Portuguese kale is a cinch to grow—and now's the time to plant it!

03/22/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

Plantwise: Smokin' Herbs

Garnish your spring cocktails with fresh herbs.

03/22/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: EVENTS

The Drunken Botanist Happy Hour

Cornell Farm celebrates Amy Stewart's book, The Drunken Botanist, with a cocktail happy hour—and a lesson in planting a cocktail garden.

03/19/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: EVENTS

Portland Better Living Show 2013

This weekend welcomes the Pacific Northwest's largest sustainable living show—don't miss it!

03/18/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: EDIBLES

Plant Perfect Peas for Portland

Select the best pea varieties for your needs, and get planting!

03/16/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: EDIBLES

A Perfect Portland Cocktail Garden

Author Amy Stewart recommends her favorite five herbs and veggies essential for the savvy home mixologist.

03/12/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: PLANT PICKS

A Winner in the Winter Garden: Coast Silktassel

Got a difficult dry shade area in your garden? Skip the boring boxwood - plant elegant silktassel instead!

03/08/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: GARDENING EVENTS

12th Annual Plant Nerd Night

Don't miss this annual celebration of the hottest new plants featuring superstar plant nerds, door prizes and a boutique of unusual plants

03/04/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: PLANT PICKS

Cistus Design's Favorite New Manzanitas for 2013

Some of the best new manzanitas for the Pacific Northwest dry garden

03/03/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: EVENTS

The History of Portland's Lan Su Chinese Garden

Landscape architect Ben Ngan presents a visual and historical account of the design and creation of Portland's Lan Su Classical Chinese Garden

02/24/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: PLANT PICKS

Paperbush: A Nifty Winter-Blooming Shrub

Looking for a winter-flowering shrub that also makes a statement year-round? Plant paperbush.

02/23/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: EVENTS

Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2013

Get the scoop on the second-largest flower show in the US, taking place Wed through Sunday in Seattle!

02/18/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: BOOK REVIEW & Q&A

Q&A With Amy Stewart, Author of The Drunken Botanist

Q&A with Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, a jaunt through the history and lore of booze and the plants that make it all possible

02/17/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: GET GROWING

Start Your Own Seeds

Starting seeds indoors is easy, fun and doesn't need to cost much. Just follow these simple directions and get growing!

02/12/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: HOW-TO VIDEO

Video: Clean and Sharpen Your Garden Tools Like a Pro

The Independence Gardens gals explain how to use non-toxic household materials to clean and sharpen your garden tools like a pro

02/06/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: GARDENING EVENTS

Hear Top-Notch Speakers at the 2013 Yard, Garden & Patio Show

Let garden experts from Portland, the US and the world inspire and guide you in creating your most beautiful and productive garden yet

02/04/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: PLANT PICKS

Cistus Design's Top Three Winter Flowers 2013

Portland garden designer and plantsman suggests three uncommon and luscious winter flowers for 2013

01/29/2013 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

Plantwise: February Foresight

Tips to keep up with the winter gardening load

01/25/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: edibles

Brighten Your Winter Garden with (Oddly Enough!) Blueberries

It's cold outside, but it's the perfect time to head out to your favorite local nursery and buy blueberry plants!

01/18/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE: GARDEN EVENTS

Spring Fever!

Preview the 2013 gardening season at Portland's Yard, Garden & Patio Show.

01/13/2013 By Kate Bryant