DIY

Here's How to Grow Your Own Salad

Put in the time now to reap the sweet, homegrown reward later.

06/22/2021 By Eden Dawn

Home & Garden

Try Planting These Spring Pretties to Give Your Garden a Boost

Here's what to plant for a yard bursting with blooms and sweet-smelling flowers.

03/20/2021 By Marisa Kula Mercer

Shopping

In a Year that Decimated Small Businesses, This Family-Owned Portland Nursery Hit a Sales High

Cornell Farms reported a more than 40 percent increase in sales in 2020 over the year before.

03/10/2021 By Elizabeth Dye

Light a Fire

Growing Gardens Grows More Than Just Plants

How one nonprofit has become a beacon of hope, health, and self-sufficiency.

12/02/2020 By Riley Blake

Feature

Community Garden Leaders Aim to Bring Healing, Food Sovereignty to Portland

The city's community garden program sees an influx of participants seeking healing from land-based and coronavirus trauma.

10/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Gardening

Don't Throw Out That Pile of Fall Leaves Just Yet

Turns out they have redemptive qualities. Here are a few.

09/09/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Little Joys of Summer

Keep That New Victory Garden Looking Good With These Tips

We asked plant expert Wesley Younie for advice on keeping our gardens so fresh and so clean throughout the summer.

08/01/2020 By Eden Dawn

In Season

Must-Have Fruits and Veggies to Eat Now

Josh Alsberg, Portland’s premier produce junkie, drops some seasonal knowledge.

06/01/2020 Edited by Ben Tepler

Garden Culture

Faced with Peak Season Pressure, Portland’s Nursery Industry Adapts to COVID-19

Plus: where to order plants and veggies for pick-up and delivery.

04/02/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Science

A Rare, 17-Year-Old 'Corpse Flower' Is Blooming in Vancouver

The 4-foot-tall plant is an endangered plant from Indonesia—and it's open to the public.

07/17/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Fix-It Guide: Backyard

Make Your Garden a Shady Paradise

Embrace your dark side.

03/26/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Fix-It Guide: Garden Amenities

Add a Steamy Sauna to Your Backyard

Call it sweat equity.

03/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Welcome to the Jungalow

These Lush Houseplants Are Your New, Low-Maintenance BFFs

Solabee sells the cheapest therapy in town: plants.

01/29/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Design

The Hidden History of North Portland's Flower-Powered Peninsula Park

With its sunken garden and lusty pink blooms, the park was part of our young city's frenzy for roses.

05/22/2018 By Kate Bryant

Sexing the Flower

How the Portland Rose Festival Found Its New Bloom

When two flowers love each other very much…

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Flower Power

Bloom Watch: 10 Portland-Area Flowers to Know

Across town, urban gardens are blooming. Here's what to look for—and when—as shoulder season heats up.

04/06/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Peak Goat?

In Portland, You Can Get a Flower Bouquet Delivered by Goats

And then they'll devour it before your very eyes.

11/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Power Plant

How Houseplants Can Save Your Life (Well, Close)

Create an indoor garden to heal all that ails you.

09/21/2017 By Regan Breeden