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

Parks

Happy 100th Birthday, International Rose Test Garden!

Celebrate the Portland park—100 years old this summer—that inspired writer Katherine Dunn's cult classic Geek Love.

08/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Wilson

Gardening

Make Little Thumbs Green with New Seed Kits for Kids

With Orange Pippins Seed Society, a Portlander invites kids to play in the dirt.

06/06/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

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