Zen Times

The Portland Japanese Garden Gets a Gorgeous Upgrade

Superstar architect Kengo Kuma is behind the $33.5 million expansion, which elevates our city's garden to rival those of Japan.

04/17/2017 By Elise Herron

Real Estate 2017: Seeds of a Sale

Selling Your House? Don't Forget the Yard.

Here are six gardening tips for getting things market-ready.

03/20/2017 By Kate Bryant

Flower Power

We Are So Ready for These Eight Spring Blooms

Crocuses to rhodies, life-affirming spring gorgeousness is about to own this town. Here's what to watch for, and when.

02/21/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Go Green

Maximize the Health of Your Indoor Garden Space

A horticultural therapy expert teaches us how to fight winter fatigue, curb stress, and garden like a pro.

02/21/2017 By Regan Breeden

Habitat

This Portland Garden Is Made for Wintry Weather

Northwest gardens don’t have to lie dormant just because the temperature dips.

12/20/2016 By Kate Bryant

Gardening

How to Grow a Pizza

Bored with your raised garden bed? Take your cues from Pizza Jerk, and plant for maximum flavor.

09/21/2016 By Kelly Clarke

HOME & GARDEN

Let's Ogle This Sexy, Minimalist, Portland-Made Fire Pit

Assembled from five precision-cut pieces of steel, the Stahl Firepit is hawt.

03/14/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

GARDENING

Plant Northwest-Friendly Bulbs This Fall for An Explosion of Color Next Spring

With a little work—and plenty of patience—your next spring garden will be incredible.

10/05/2015 By Kate Bryant

THE ART OF ARRANGEMENT

Bring Your Home to Life with Local Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers reveals how to build a better bouquet.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HEAL THYSELF

Grow Your Own Herbal First-Aid Kit

Five home-grown remedies to cure what ails you

07/13/2015 By Allison Jones

GARDEN INSPIRATION

A Dazzling Portland Garden with Tropical Flair

Step inside the lush garden of a Northeast Portland landscape designer who created her own ever-changing oasis.

04/27/2015 By Kate Bryant

GARDEN DESIGN

Plants of Peril

Head inside Portland’s pokiest, spikiest, spindliest backyard—but watch your fingers!

10/10/2014 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

Is Your Garden Ready for Dose of Danger?

Decked out in spikes and spines, these perilous plants are water-friendly, beautiful, and just a little bit scary.

07/01/2014 By Kate Bryant

Slideshow

Slide Show: Inside the Danger Garden

We check out the Danger Garden, Loree Bohl's impressive collection of spiky, spiny, and prickly Northwest plants.

06/13/2014

GARDEN DESIGN

A Wild and Playful Portland Garden

Crafted humor, whimsical color, and seriously lush horticulture blend in one of the city's greatest backyards.

05/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

HABITAT

The Next Generation of Houseplants and Terrariums

Think outside the pot with these new design-savvy houseplant options.

04/02/2014 By Kate Bryant

GARDENING

Urban Farm Store Relocating to SE Powell

After a forced closure of their Belmont flagship due to ice and snow damage, the backyard farm experts are back in business.

03/13/2014 By Allison Jones

GET OUT AND GROW

Spring Food and Farm Workshops for Chefs and Gardeners

Grab a seed catalogue, gardening books, and make plans to attend one of these timely food and farm events.

02/13/2014 By Kristin Leigh

PLANTWISE

How to Get Rid of Your Lawn

Ditch the grass in favor of garden beds and flowers—without breaking your back

10/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

RECIPE

Make the Most of the Tomato Boom

2013's substantial summer signaled success for tomato plants in home garden plots around Portland. Now that the harvest is peaking, it's time to make panzanella!

09/17/2013 By Kristin Belz