Terrarium Craft Contest

enter to win book, video and a darling terrarium kit!

06/16/2011 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Oriental Poppies

Fragile looking but tough as nails, these gorgeous old-fashioned flowers are ephemeral but oh-so-worth it!

06/09/2011 By Kate Bryant


Want to Learn About Trees?

The City of Portland’s Neighborhood Tree Steward program offers a Heritage Tree workshop

06/06/2011 By Kate Bryant


Cistus Design Nursery

a fine place to drink in springtime

06/01/2011 By Kate Bryant


The Sensual Garden

Artist Jeffrey Bale’s thoughts on making the garden a playground

05/27/2011 By Kate Bryant

get dirty

Ready, Set, Plant!

05/20/2011 By Kate Bryant

gardening events

Rare Plant Research Open House

with wine-tasting, lunch, and three other nurseries offering open house events

05/16/2011 By Kate Bryant

plants and politics

Jasmine Banned in China

start your own "jasmine revolution"

05/15/2011 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

A Fantastic and Often-Overlooked Native Perennial

False Solomon’s Seal – Smilacina racemosa

05/13/2011 By Kate Bryant

adventures in garden writing

I Know It’s Spring…

…when the trial plant samples show up in the mail!

05/12/2011 By Kate Bryant

upcoming events

Portland Audubon Native Plant Sale

05/09/2011 By Kate Bryant

plant of the week

Grow Rapini or Spring Raab

keep an eye out for seeds to sow in July

05/03/2011 By Kate Bryant


A Chic Garden Throne

For the mom who has it all, the Queen of Love chair from Italy is hip, fun, and comfortable.

05/02/2011 By Teri Gelber

things to do

National Public Garden Day

A Mother’s Day weekend tradition

05/02/2011 By Kate Bryant

a musical interlude

Pogo’s Mum

an ethereal portrait of a gardener

04/29/2011 By Kate Bryant